Joey Ayoub is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Analysis at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut in 2013, and his MA in Cultural Studies from SOAS, University of London in 2015. His research focuses on temporality and the politics of postwar cinema in Lebanon. He was also the editor for the MENA region at Global Voices Online and IFEX and he blogs at Hummus For Thought. In addition to Lebanon, his wider interests include deconstruction of masculinity, post-2011 Syria/MENA and global implications, de-colonisation efforts in Israel/Palestine and global developments with a focus on environmental, intersectional/feminist and transnational politics. He currently lives between Lebanon and Switzerland. Publications

Recent publications authored or co-authored by Joey include:

- Joey Ayoub, "An Idea Called Daraya", Website, Al Jumhuriya, 9 December 2018, available at:

- Joey Ayoub, “The Civil War’s Ghosts: Events of Memory Seen Through Lebanese Cinema”, Nikro, Norman Saadi, Hegasy, Sonja (Eds.), The Social Life of Memory: Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 55-82.

- Joey Ayoub, “The left’s hollow anti-imperialism over Syria”, website, Middle East Eye, 4 October 2016, available at:

- Joey Ayoub, “Indefensible The politics of internationalist anti-imperialism: Democracy, Counterrevolution, and the Rhetoric of Anti-Imperialism”, International Socialist Review, Chicago, 2018, available at:

- Joey Ayoub, “Review: ‘The Impossible Revolution’ in Syria”, website, Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century (rs21), 3 October 2017, available at:

- Joey Ayoub, “Black-Palestinian Solidarity: Towards an Intersectionality of Struggles”, website, Al Jumhuriya, 28 July 2016, available at:

- Joey Ayoub, “Lebanon’s militarized masculinity”, website, Al Jumhuriya, 20 December 2018, available at: