Diana Kasem

Bio: 

Diana Kasem is a third-year Ph.D. student, an instructor in Communication at UMass, Amherst, and a filmmaker. She got a master's degree in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University in the USA, and is a recipient of Jusoor Scholarship: 100 Syrian women, 10000 Live. She earned her M.A. in Art History from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and B.A. degrees in English Literature and Theater Studies in Syria. Some of her theses were, Searching for Hamlet Again, and Theatre and Screen Art of the Late 20th and the Early 21st Century. Her story for children, The Apple Girl, was published in 2012 and received an award from the ministry of culture, 2009. She has written and directed for many international film festivals, as well as lectured at the Higher Institute of Theater in Damascus. She is the founder and editing manager of 7GATES platform, for supporting art and culture.

Interests: 

Film, media, culture, and theater studies.

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