Andrew G. Simon

Lecturer and Research Associate
Academic Appointments

Lecturer and Research Associate

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 revolution. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2017 and is currently serving as a lecturer 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 work has been published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES). Andrew's 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. This upcoming year, Andrew will be offering a series of courses that rely on a wide range of primary sources to inspire lively discussions, including: "Soundscapes of the Middle East" (Winter 2020), "History of Technology in the Middle East" (Spring 2020), and "The Making of the Modern Middle East" (Spring 2020).

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): 233-256.