Nathanology is a rapper, producer and educator based in New York, NY.

Areas of Interest

  • Philosophy and the history of ideas
  • High concept rap songs and video animation
  • Fusing Hip-Hop and Academia
  • PhD in Classics, specializing in ancient philosophy

Nathanology aka Nathan Dufour is an emcee and academic hailing from Washington State. For most of the past decade he’s lived in New York City, where he’s built a distinctively didactic approach to hip-hop, using the medium to explore concepts drawn from philosophy, history, religion and the physical sciences.

Nathan received his PhD in Classics in 2018 from the Graduate Center, CUNY, with a dissertation on organicism in the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead and Plato. By day he teaches Latin language and Greek Civilization at City College of New York; by night he versifies philosophical concepts, and produces and edits music videos. 

Nathan often collaborates with fellow rapper Hila the Killa, appearing as the duo Nate & Hila. He’s also associated with Brooklyn’s House of Yes, where he creates and performs custom songs and provides dramaturgical consulting. 

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No request has ever been too absurd or too complex for Nathan’s hyper-talented brain. His ability to develop customized songs is absolutely astonishing. Hire him now before he gets too famous for you.

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Genius! After the conference, I was consistently met with the same comment from co-organizers and participants alike: ‘Involving Nathan Oglesby was really the best decision you made!’

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