Biography

Dr Jamie Hakim joined UEA as a Lecturer in Media Studies in 2014. His research interests lie at the intersection of digital media, intimacy, embodiment, gender and sexuality. His book Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture will be published in November 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield International. It looks at that the recent rise of different types of men using digital media to sexualise their bodies, arguing they do this as a way of negotiating living through post-2008 neoliberalism.

As of June 2019, Dr. Hakim became Priniciple Investigator of the ESRC funded 'Digital Intimacies: how gay and bisexual men use their smartphones to negotiate their cultures of intimacy'. Project partners include Terrence Higgins Trust, London Friend and Waverley Care.

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 and Magazines.

 

 

Academic Background

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

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