Below is an extensive list of written works, lectures, media appearances, and awards, 2006-2016 (info on 2017 is posted throughout my blog). This is not a complete list, though it is an extensive and representative one.
To hire me to lecture at your school/organization, to write for your publication, email connerhabib at gmail.com.
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LECTURES: UNIVERSITY AND INSTITUTIONAL
2016: Conner Habib Speaks about Sex Work (keynote), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Consent and Sex Work (keynote), San Francisco Art Institute.
Rights, Not Rescue (panel), Sex Workers Outreach Project, Seattle.
2015: The Art of Having a Body (with Calpernia Adams), The Body Well, Los Angeles.
Life at Both Ends: Death, Sex, and Other Taboos of the Human Body (with Caitlin Doughty), The Body Well, Los Angeles.
The Limits of Sex Positive (with Dr. Chris Donaghue), Catalyst Con West, Los Angeles.
Porn Your Way Through Life, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Same-Sex Sexuality in the Adult Film Industry, University of Lethbridge.
2014: Beyond the Bedroom: What Your Doctor Can’t (and Won’t) Tell You about Sex (panel), The Body Well, Los Angeles.
Con-Salon with Conner Habib and Phil Jimenez, Bent-Con, Los Angeles.
Erotica Exotica (panel), University of Southern California.
Opening Keynote (keynote panel), Catalyst Con West, Los Angeles.
Queering Porn (keynote), University of Florida .
2013: Beyond Our Bodies, William Way LGBT Center, Philadelphia.
Conner Habib on LGBT Community and Sexuality, Amherst College.
Conner Habib on Sex, Pornography, and Culture, Corning Public Library/Corning Community College.
Full Moon Afternoon (in conjunction with Bidoun Magazine), Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Human Universe and the Universal Human: Rudolf Steiner 101, Rudolf Steiner Social Finance, San Francisco.
The Importance of Gay Sex in Fiction, Bent-Con, Los Angeles.
The Sacred and the Profane: Sex, Freedom, and Spirituality, IndieSpace, Kutztown, PA.
Sex and Your Cellphone (with Dr. Chris Donaghue), The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco.
2012: The Aesthetics of Porn, California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
2011: The Virtues of Being an Object, or Why Ryan Gosling’s Dick is Important (keynote), Bowdoin College.
2006: Animist/Anarchist, Renewing the Anarchist Tradition, Plainfield, VT.
Teaching Knowledge, Not Information, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
A PhD Is Not Enough!, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2016: Banishing the World: Postmodern Philosophy and the Occult.
Conner Habib on Consent and Sex Positivity, Explore More Summit.
The Culture of the Current: A Four Week Workshop for Facing the World We Live in Now.
Occult Philosophies: Rudolf Steiner and the Western Esoteric Tradition. . Online Course:
10 Tips for Writers
2014: Anthroposophy 101: Rudolf Steiner, Freedom, and the Western Esoteric Tradition, Evolver Learning Lab.
2013: How To Start A (Sexual) Revolution, Evolver Learning Lab.
2016: Series – The Sex Radicals: Seven Essays on Thinkers Who Can Revolutionize Sex in Our Culture, RealitySandwich.com
- Introduction: Who Should We Invite to the Orgy?
- Making Room for Sex: Ida Craddock and the Sacred Profane.
- Sex Is Freedom: Paschal Beverly Randolph’s Divine Sexual Freedom
- Stripping off Our Armor: The Accumulating, Paradoxical Power of Wilhelm Reich
- Impossible Pleasure: Charles Fourier’s Queer Theories
- How To Fight Shame: Amber Hollibaugh, Edward Carpenter, and the Strength of Vulnerability
- Lust Is the Teacher: Vladimir Solovyov’s Sexual Love
- Desire Is the Truth of It: Jacques Lacan and Wanting Wanting
2015: The Animals Die: On Reading Joy Williams, The Rumpus.
If You’re against Sex Work, You’re A Bigot, The Stranger.
When You’re Sick You’ll Wait for the Answer, But None Will Come, The Stranger.
2014: The Banal and the Profane: 7 Days of Reading, Lambda Literary.
Free Sex (blog series on Patti Stanger’s blog, no longer available), pattiknows.com.
Revisiting ‘90s post-hardcore with the Van Pelt (interview), Aux.
What I Want To Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars, The Stranger.
Why the LGBT Community Should Oppose AB1576, Slate.
2013: Bent-Con Is A Comic Convention for Gay Nerds, Vice.
Facing the Torsos, The Stranger.
Fap for Freedom, Vice.
Kirk Cameron Wrote the Bible, Vice.
Linda Lovelace Is Not A Porn Star, Slate.
Me & Mr. Booker (book review of Cory Taylor’s Me & Mr. Booker), The Rumpus.
My First Gay Straight Porn, Nerve.
Queer Christ: A Primer on LGBT Theology, Vice.
Undesirable Thoughts (book review of Alain de Botton’s How To Think More about Sex), Full Stop.
The Un-Science of Radionics, Vice.
What’s In a (Porn) Name?, Buzzfeed.
When Proof Is Not Enough: Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven and the Problem of Objectivity in Science, Reality Sandwich.
Why Are We Afraid To Talk about Gay Porn?, Buzzfeed.
You’ve Gotta Make Them Feel It: On Set with Porn Star Conner Habib, Buzzfeed.
2012: By the Time You’ve Seen It, It’s Too Late, The Rumpus.
iOccupy, Reality Sandwich.
Rest Stop Confidential, Salon.
2011: Emit Time, Reality Sandwich.
Investigating Porn, The Advocate.
Lean Forward, Stand Back: The World View of Lynn Margulis, Wild River Review.
2010: Gay for Pay, Headmaster Magazine (print edition only).
2015: “The Name of Your First Pet and the Street You Grew Up On” in Coming Out Like A Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy, edited by Jiz Lee (ThreeL Media).
2013: “iOccupy” in Occupy Consciousness: Essays on the Global Insurrection, edited by Mitch Migano and Daniel Pinchbeck (Evolver Editions).
“Rest Area Confidential” in Best Sex Writing 2013, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press).
2012: “As Above, So Below” in Lynn Margulis: The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel, edited by Dorion Sagan (Chelsea Green).
“Gay for Pay” in Best Gay Stories 2012, edited by Peter Dube (Lethe Press).
“The Virtues of Being an Object” in Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness edited by Ken Jordan and Daniel Pinchbeck (Evolver Editions).
AWARDS and HONORS
2016: Sexual Freedom Award (for writing about and promoting sex-positive attitudes and sexually radical politics).
Ravens Eden Award (for Best Group Scene, adult film work).
2012: Grabby Award (for Best Supporting Actor, adult film work).
2010: GayVN Award (for Best Newcomer, adult film work).
2006: Distinguished Teaching Award (at University of Massachusetts, for excellence in teaching)
Harvey Swados Prize in Ficiton (at University of Massachusetts, for excellence in fiction)
Adult Scenes (150+ scenes, listed by studio): Badpuppy. Bentley Race. Bound Jocks. Buckshot. Butch Bear. Butch Dixon. Channel 1 Releasing. Cocksuremen. CyberBears. Dominic Ford. Falcon. Gay Room. Grey Rose. Hard Friction. Hot House. Jet Set. Kink. Lavender Lounge. Man Avenue. Man Royale. Massive. Men At Play. Men. Men Live. Mustang. Naked Sword. Pantheon. Raging Stallion. Ray Dragon. Real Guys Exposed. Sex Gaymes. Tim Tales. Titan. UKNakedMen.
Books: Around the World in 80 Gay Porn Stars edited by Jimi Goninan and Paul Travers. Ethical Porn for Dicks by Dr. David Ley. Rising Starz edited by Owen Keehnan. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
Interviews and Profiles: Adult Magazine. Bay Area Reporter. Bidoun. Bon. Broadly. The Creative Independent. The Cut. Daily Beast. Daily Dot. Dangerous Minds. The Edge. Fronteirs. Gay Times. The Guardian. GQ France. Hot Press. Huffington Post. Jezebel. Manhunt Daily. Matador Review. Metapsychosis. Motherboard. Mother Jones. New York Magazine. Playboy. Polari. Porn Studies. Reality Sandwich. Queerty. Salon. Slate. Savage Love. The Setup. The Slutist. taz.die tageszeitung. Tits and Sass. Verve. Vice.
Non-adult Movies: Straight Guys (dir. Daniel Laurin). Fluid (dir. Dara Sklar). Devious, Inc. (dir. xuxE).
Podcasts and Radio: Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard. City Visions on KLAW. Dennis Anyone with Dennis Hensley. The Disinformation Podcast. Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice. The Drunken Taoist. The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Feast of Fun. Grimerica. Hot Mic with Dan Savage. The Hound Tall podcast with Moshe Kasher. It’s All Happening. The Labyrinth Podcast. Media Roots Radio. MEL Radio. Modern Witch. Not Guilty No Way. Out in the Open on CBC Radio.Out of the Box with Rosie Tran. Risk!. Rune Soup. Savage Love Podcast with Dan Savage. Sex Gets Real. Sex Nerd Sandra. Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taromino. The Sewers of Paris. Sex with Emily with Emily Morse. The Singularity Bros. Sunday Night Safron. Talk Gnosis. Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan. This Week in Blackness* After Dark Ultraculture. Why Are People into That?.
TV and Web Shows: Breaking the Set, Russian Television. LGBTQ&A, Afterbuzz TV. Men Watch Porn with Porn Stars and Women Watch Porn with Porn Stars, BuzzfeedTV. The Naughty Show, Playboy TV. NBC News.
2015: Sex Ed with Conner Habib, Host. (Host of WeHo Life’s sex education video series, in which I gave tutorials on sexual health).
2012-2013: Ask the Sexpert, Host. (Host of Logo TV’s NexNowNext biweekly comedy and advice webshow, in which I answered viewers’ sex and relationship questions).
ACADEMIC and NON-PROFIT WORK
2014-2016: Vice President, The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee. Worked to improve the safety, wages, and quality of life for adult performers. Created educational panels for adult performers. Worked with California legislators and lawmakers on legislation regarding pornography in California in private and formal proceedings. Developed a credit union for adult performers. Met with journalists regularly to discuss industry-related topics and stories. Created and edited press releases, blog content, website copy, letters to members, and grant proposals. Met one-on-one with members to mediate conflicts, discuss concerns and direct to appropriate resources. Created an stamp (approval system) for professionals who demonstrated knowledge, care, and compassion for workers in the industry.
2007-2016: Writing Coach.
2007: English Instructor, Western New England University, Springfield MA. Taught Introduction to Literature.
2004 – 2007: English Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Taught Composition, Creative Writing, and Man&Woman in Literature.