Hanan Hajj Ali

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Personal information

Actress, Trainer, Researcher

Contact information (private)

961 1 736850
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Contact information (work)

Al- Mawred Aththaqafi
961 1 381290
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Master's degree, Theatre Studies, 2008, IESAV- Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon.
Certificate, Training of trainers (Cultural Management), 2005, European Cultural Association and Al-Mawred Aththaqafi Organization.
Higher studies (theatre and telecommunication), 1986 -1987, San Diego State University, United States of America.
Diploma, Higher Studies in Acting, 1982, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
Certificate of Competency for Secondary Level Teaching (CAPES) – Teaching Diploma, 1981, Faculty of Education, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Biology, 1980, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Teaching (Theater and Communication Arts)
Training in Arts Management and Cultural Moderation
Research (Arts, Culture, and Social Sciences)

Work history

Chairperson, Artististic Board, 2009 - present, Al- Mawred Aththaqafi organization.

Freelance Researcher and Writer, 2006 - present.

Cultural activist, 1999 - present, SHAMS Association

Teacher of Theater and Communication, 2005 - 2006, Institute of Applied Sciences, Lebanese University.

Teacher of Biology, 1981 - 1982, Public Schools (High School Level).

Freelance Actress, Artistic Trainer and Cultural Animator, 1978 - present.

Honorary office and memberships

Founder and general assembly member, Al Mawred Aththaqafy (Culture Resource organization), 2004 - present.

Founder, general assembly member, projects coordinator, and trainer, The Cooperative Cultural Association for Youth in Theatre and Cinema (SHAMS), 1999 - present.


Publications highlights: 
  • Hajj Ali, H. (2010). Teatre Bayrout [Beirut theatre]. Beirut: Amers editions.
  • Hajj Ali, H. (Ed.). (2010). Assiyasat aththaqagiya fi addowal al-arabiyya [Cultural Policies in the Arab World]. Beirut: Al-Mawred Aththaqafi Association, European Culture Foundation in collaboration with Dar al-Sharkiat, Beirut World Book Capital and the Lebanese Ministry of Culture.
  • Hajj Ali, H. (2010). Dirasat Hala: Al-Jam'iyya Atta'awniyya aththaqafiyya li Shabab al-Masrah wa Assinama (Shams) [Case Study: Cultural Cooperative Association for Youth in Theater and Cinema (Shams)]. In Lebanese Association of Women Researchers, Al-mumarasat aththaqafiya Lilshabab al-'Arab [Cultural practices of Arab youth]. Beirut: Lebanese Association of Women Researchers.
  • Hajj Ali, H. (2010). Identity cards. In Collectif, Arabitudes: L'altérité arabe au Québec . Montréal: Festival du Monde Arabe.
  • Hajj Ali, H., Makhlouf, B., Barham, B., & Al-Husseini, B. (2006 & 2009). Addalil li idarat aththaqafa [Guide to cultural management]. Beirut: Al-Mawred Aththaqafi Association and Dar al-Sharkiat.