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. In addition to Lebanon, his wider interests include postgrowth, solarpunk, gender & 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 was also the editor for the MENA region at Global Voices Online and IFEX. He currently hosts the podcast 'The Fire These Times' and runs the 'Hummus For Thought' newsletter.