Connerhabib at gmail.com
LECTURE AND WRITING FOCUS AREAS INCLUDE
sex, sexuality, pornography, spirituality, the history and aesthetics of erotic art, philosophy of science, GLBT issues, anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, animism, pedagogy, anarchism, writing, activism.
I’m a writer, teacher, and adult film star, and I’m probably the only person who has won awards for all three areas. I’m also the Vice President of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, a nonprofit which works to improve quality of life and experiences in the industry of currently working adult performers. I live in Los Angeles.
I’m the first gay adult film star to speak at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at their PS1 dome. I’ve presented at nonprofit organizations, colleges, and independent art spaces across the country, including Amherst College, Bowdoin College, California College of Art & Design, Rudolf Steiner Social Finance, and University of Southern California, just to name a few. Some testimonials are provided below.
I pursued my MFA in fiction writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – where I also studied organismic and evolutionary biology.
I taught literature, creative writing, and composition for three years at UMASS and also taught at Western New England College. In 2006, I was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award – the highest honor awarded for teaching at UMASS.
For two years, I was Logo TV’s NewNowNext sex expert. I appeared weekly in their “Ask the Expert” series and answer questions about sex, sexuality, and relationships.
I’ve studied and worked with some of the greatest cutting-edge thinkers of our time, including Lynn Margulis, Fritjof Capra, Robert Anton Wilson, Malidoma Some, Arthur Zajonc, Daniel Pinchbeck, Craig Holdredge, Robert McDermott, Graham Hancock, and more.
I ran a spirituality and science discussion group in San Francisco, with a focus on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. I also give lectures and write frequently about Steiner and his work.
As one of the most recognizable adult film actors alive, I have appeared in over 100 films and scenes, and was awarded Best Newcomer by GayVN in 2010, and Best Supporting Actor at the Grabbys in 2012.
My writing appears and is featured in/on Vice, Salon.com, The Stranger, Slate.com, The Advocate, The Rumpus, Headmaster Magazine, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, Reality Sandwich, Disinformation, The Wild River Review – and anthologies, including Best Sex Writing 2013 (Cleis Press), Best Gay Stories 2012 (Lethe Press), Occupy Consciousness: Essays from the Coming Insurrection (Evolver), Lynn Margulis: Scientific Rebel (Chelsea Green), Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness (North Atlantic/Evolver Editions).
Media appearances and interviews include Breaking the Set on RT, The Naughty Hour on Playboy Radio, Bidoun Magazine, Gay Times Magazine, The Edge, Disnfo podcast, The Duncan Trussel Family Hour, The Sex with Emily Podcast, Gay.com, Cybersocket, Frontiers, Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice, The Mike Bullard Show, Out.com, Queerty, and more.
“Conner Habib is easily one of the most engaging speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. The ideas that he brought forward were still being talked about in our Pride Centre weeks afterward, and everyone who came out to see him had nothing but positive things to say. Bravo!”
– Joselyn Plumridge, President of University of Lethbridge PRIDE.
“Conner’s talk gave college students a space to discuss their experiences with sexuality when that conversation is often taboo, even on a university campus. He emphasized the fact that everyone has different preferences and different boundaries and that pushing against those boundaries can be an incomparable learning experience. He offered a great and open dialogue on pornography as a healthy part of sexuality, and he really engaged with his audience. Plus, he was totally hilarious!”
-The Sex Out Loud Staff, University of Wisconsin Madison