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Jamie Hakim is a lecturer in culture, media and creative industries. His research interests lie at the intersection of digital cultures, intimacy, embodiment and care. His book Work That Body: Male Bodies in Digital Culture was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2019. He is principle investigator on the ESRC funded ‘Digital Intimacies: how gay and bisexual men use their smartphones to negotiate their cultures of intimacy’, which is partnered with sexual health organisations the Terrence Higgins Trust, London Friend and Waverley Care. He was the recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation X Cultural Studies Award 2020. As part of The Care Collective he has co-authored The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence (Verso, 2020). Jamie is also on the editorial board for Journal of Gender Studies and part of the Soundings editorial collective.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Queer masculinities
  • Digital Cultures
  • Intimacy
  • Embodiment
  • Care

Selected publications

Hakim, J. (2019) Work That Body: male bodies in digital culture. London: Rowman and Littlefield.

The Care Collective (2020) The Care Manifesto. London: Verso. (Translations: Turkish, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Spanish, Catalan)

Hakim, J. (2019) The Rise of Chemsex: queering collective intimacy in neoliberal London, Cultural Studies, 33:2, 249-275.

Hakim, J. (2018) ‘The Spornosexual’: the affective contradictions of male body-work in neoliberal digital culture, Journal of Gender Studies, 27:2, 231-241, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2016.1217771