Conner Habib Biography

Conner Habib

A pensive Conner Habib sits at a table, deep in thought, with his hand resting on his chin.Biography

Andre Khalil, known professionally as Conner Habib, is an American writer, podcaster, academic, activist, and former adult film actor, born on August 23, 1977, to a Syrian father and an Irish-American mother. Raised in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, he grew up in a non-religious environment, developing a rebellious streak during his teenage years. He pursued an academic career from 2004 to 2007, teaching literature and composition while studying writing and evolutionary biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, earning the Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2007, he worked as an English instructor at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. He then relocated to San Francisco to become an adult performer while continuing his writing and teaching career.

Habib chose his stage name “Conner Habib” to reflect his Irish and Syrian heritage. He won the GayVN Award for Best Newcomer in 2010 and was nominated for several awards at the 2012 Grabby Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor. In 2016, he co-won “Best All Male Threesome” at the Raven’s Eden Awards. Habib appeared in over 150 adult film scenes and inspired the epilogue for Heather Berg’s book “Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism.”

In 2019, Habib relocated to Dublin, Ireland, where he became involved in various cultural projects. He hosted “Ulysses – For The Rest Of Us!”, a live lecture series and book club centered on James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in collaboration with the Museum Of Literature Ireland. In October 2021, he co-curated “Utopia Ireland” at The National Concert Hall. His debut novel, “Hawk Mountain,” was published by W. W. Norton & Company in July 2022.

Conner Habib is a vocal advocate for sex workers’ rights and sex positivity. He served as the Vice President of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee between 2014 and 2016 and was awarded Publicist of the Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards for his contributions. He is the host of the counterculture podcast “Against Everyone With Conner Habib,” launched in 2017, covering a wide array of topics including philosophy, occultism, sexuality, and literature. Notable followers of his podcast include musicians Michael Stipe and Olly Alexander.

Prior to moving to Ireland, Habib was based in Los Angeles and was in a relationship with game designer and musician Jeb Havens. He is a follower of anthroposophy, a spiritualist movement founded by Rudolf Steiner.

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