Andrew G. Simon

|Lecturer and Research Associate
Academic Appointments

Lecturer and Research Associate

Andrew Simon is a historian of media, popular culture, and the modern Middle East. He holds a B.A. in Arabic, Middle East, and Islamic Studies from Duke University and was a fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and is currently serving as a lecturer at Dartmouth. Andrew's interdisciplinary research has received generous support from the Social Science Research Council and the American Research Center in Egypt, and his work has been published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies and cited in the Washington Post. Andrew's first book, Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt (2022), is forthcoming with Stanford University Press and shares the extraordinary story of an ordinary object.

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Contact

217 Wilson Hall
HB 6178

Education

  • B.A. Duke University
  • M.A. Cornell University
  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt" (invited speaker)

    Evanston, IL, New Directions in Middle East & North African Studies, Northwestern University. 2022.

  • "Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt" (invited speaker)

    Ithaca, NY, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University. 2022.

  • "Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt" (invited speaker)

    Afikra, Outline Series: Mapping Projects from Idea to Outcome. 2022.

  • "Mass Media, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring" (invited speaker)

    Madison, WI, "Who is Afraid of Democracy?," University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2022.

  • "Beyond Blueprints: Technology in Middle East History" + "Rewriting the Arab Left" (invited speaker)

    Washington, D.C., Annual Meeting for the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). 2020.