Lecturers and Assistants
Dr. Alja Adam
Contact hours: By agreement
Research field: creativity, literature, gender studies, sexuality, representations of love, culture and art, experiential learning, gestalt psychotherapy
Lecturer at subjects:
1st-cycle undergraduate study – Integrative Creativity, Management in Culture
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The Slovenian poet, scientist and gestalt psychotherapist in training Alja Adam graduated from the University of Ljubljana with a degree in Comparative Literature and Sociology of Culture. She earned her doctorate in 2007 in Gender Studies and Feminist Literary Theory, likewise from the University of Ljubljana. She completed a four-year education at Gita, institute For Gestalt Therapy, Ljubljana. Alja Adam is the author of three poetry collections: Zaobljenost (Roundedness, 2003), Zakaj bi omenjala Ahila (Why Mention Achilles, 2009), and Dolgo smo čakali na dež (We’ve Long Waited on the Rain, 2015). Her poems have been translated into thirteen languages, and have appeared in diverse publications and anthologies in Slovenia and abroad. She is a mentor of creative writing, and a lecturer on world literature at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. She also focuses on research into, and the development of, innovative educational programs for children and adults, in which she blends creative practices with Gestalt therapy. She works at the Satori – Institute of Psychotherapy and runs yoga classes.