Biography

Dr Jamie Hakim joined UEA as a Lecturer in Media Studies in 2014. His current research project is called the Male Body in Digital Culture. This project explores the recent rise of different digitally-mediated, male body practices. These include:i) the rise of the celebrity male nude internet leak ii) men sharing images of their worked out bodies on social media; iii) online drag queen body transformation tutorials; and iv) the rise of gay men using smartphone hook-up apps to organise ‘chemsex’ sessions. All of these practices have emerged since 2008. As such, he is exploring them as embodied responses to cultural changes that have occurred during the neoliberal austerity moment. A number of research outputs are emerging from this project (see Publications).

He is a member of the Soundings editorial collective.

Before embarking on an academic career Jamie worked in different editorial positions at Attitude – Europe's leading gay culture magazine: Front Editor (2003-2005) Deputy Editor (2005-2008) and Senior Contributing Editor(2008–2014).

He teaches on Media and the Body.

 

 

Academic Background

BA (Sussex) MA (University of East London) PhD (University of East London)

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