Jamie Hakim

SHF x Cultural Studies Award Winner | 2020

Jamie Hakim is a lecturer in media studies at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He researches (mostly queer) men’s digital cultures of intimacy, embodiment and care. He is particularly interested in how these cultures can be analysed to understand the shifting dynamics of the broader historical conjunctures in which they are produced. 

His monograph Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2019. In this book, he argues that since the 2008 financial crash there has been an increase in different categories of men using digital media to sexualise their bodies as a way of negotiating living through cultures of neoliberal austerity. 

He is principle investigator on the ESRC funded ‘Digital Intimacies: how gay and bisexual men use their smartphones to negotiate their cultures of intimacy’. As a member of the Care Collective, he has also co-authored The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence which was published by Verso in 2020. 

Jamie was awarded the 2020 SHF x Cultural Studies Award.