Gorda Stan

School of Art

Instructor, Studio Arts

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102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210


Gorda Stan's work attempts to bridge theory, practice, and research on how artists and activists attempt to make sense and negotiate the role art has on neoliberal culture and structure.

Stan's research focuses primarily on performing political decent in contemporary U.S. and the relationship between aesthetic and politics. Stan teaches various courses on cultural, anthropological, and social theories pertaining to political practices of everyday life.

Stan has a Ph.D. in social science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also has an M.A. in continental philosophy and religion from Syracuse University, an M.A. from Slade School of Art, University College London, and a B.A. from Central Saint Martins, London.


  • P.h.D., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • M.A. Slade School of Art, University College London, UK
  • B.A., Central Saint Martins, London, UK


Critical theory, contemporary art, performance studies and performance art, writing.

Courses Taught


Philosophy of Art, Introduction to Visual Culture, Rotation and Focus – Art in Context


Critical Theory and Art practices, Theory and Ideas, Thesis Writing, History of Performance Art