Andrew G. Simon

Lecturer and Research Associate
Academic Appointments

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrew Simon is a social historian of the modern Middle East, with a particular interest in everyday technologies, popular culture, and the study of sound. 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 (CASA) in Egypt during the 2011 mass uprising. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2017 and is currently serving as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth. His interdisciplinary research has received generous support from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), and his first book project, "Sounding History: Cassettes, Culture, and Everyday Life in Modern Egypt," explores what the vibrant biography of one technology may teach us about a society's dynamic past. An article based on one of the book's chapters is forthcoming in the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES). This winter term (2019), Andrew will be offering courses on "The Making of the Modern Middle East" and "Soundscapes of the Middle East."

302 Bartlett Hall
HB 6191
Middle Eastern Studies
B.A. Duke University
M.A. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University

Selected Publications

Simon, Andrew. "Censuring Sounds: Tapes, Taste, and the Creation of Egyptian Culture." International Journal of Middle East Studies 51, no. 2 (2019).