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. He explores these themes in his book Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019). 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.

Jamie is also a member of The Care Collective alongside Andreas Chatzidakis, Jo Littler, Catherine Rottenberg and Lynne Segal. They are interested in exploring the ongoing multi-faceted global crisis of care, something they have written about in The Care Manifesto: the politics of interdependence (Verso, 2020).

He is a member of the Soundings editorial collective and on the editorial board of the Journal of Gender Studies.

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). 

 

Academic Background

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

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