Mohamad Hodeib

Adjunct Instructor

Nour MJ Hodeib's historical scholarship focuses on leftist sonic counter-cultures in the Middle East. Hodeib explores elements of pop culture and musical dissent during the period commonly referred to as the “global sixties.” He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the history program, Graduate Center (CUNY), writing a dissertation on leftist sonic counter-cultures of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990). Hodeib earned an M-Phil (History), MA (History), and MA (Middle East Studies) from the Graduate Center, CUNY (2017) and a BA degree in Political Science/International Affairs from the Lebanese American University (2012).  Aside from academic work, Hodeib is a writer, artist and performer, active in arts communities in and between Brooklyn and Beirut since 2010."


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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