SHF x Cultural Studies Award
This year’s winner of the SHF / Cultural Studies Award, is Jamie Hakim for ‘The Rise of Chemsex: Queering Collective Intimacy in Neoliberal London‘, published in Cultural Studies 33.2 – March 2019.
The awarding committee, consisting of editorial board members Sarah Sharma (University of Toronto, Canada), Raka Shome (Villanova University, USA), Editor-in-Chief Ted Striphas, and trustees from the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Scholarship & Fellowships Sub-Committee, is pleased to have selected Jamie’s work from among 15 eligible essays:
“The committee was deeply impressed with Professor Hakim’s exploration of how chemically-enhanced sexual encounters have emerged in relationship to the gradual disappearance of gay public spaces in London, and to their replacement by neoliberal development initiatives. The piece, risky in its subject matter, marshalled both the sprit and substance of Stuart Hall’s work while displaying the best of cultural studies’ commitment to the principle of radical contextualism.”
The SHF / Cultural Studies Award, a collaboration between the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Routledge, Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Studies. The award seeks to recognise an article by an early career scholar that best captures, and/or makes the most significant contribution to, cultural studies as Stuart Hall envisioned it, furthering Stuart’s interests, commitments and spirit as a political intellectual.
“I am delighted to receive this year’s Stuart Hall/Routledge award. Stuart Hall and his contributions to establishing cultural studies as a discipline have been so significant for my research. It is an honour to have my work recognised in his name.” – Jamie Hakim, winner of the 2020 SHF x Cultural Studies award.
Learn more about the SHF x Cultural Studies Award.
Top image: JP Kim, extract from the front cover of Cultural Studies, Volume 33.
The Stuart Hall Foundation / Routledge award, a collaboration between the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Routledge, Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Studies, seeks to recognize an article by an early career scholar that best captures, and/or makes the most significant contribution to, cultural studies as Stuart Hall envisioned it:
- a rigorous intellectual investigation in the service of political struggle and transformation
- that engages in a self–reflective conversation between theory and empirical realities
- that starts with the contingency of actually existing relations and structures to ask how they were made and whether and how they could be made differently
- that accepts the complexity of any context or phenomenon, and refuses any form of reductionism
- that thinks contextually about the contexts of lived realities
This year’s winner of the award is Eduardo Restrepo for “Talks and disputes of racism in Colombia after multiculturalism”, published in Cultural Studies 32.3 (July 2018).
‘Eduardo Restrepo’s article in Cultural Studies is a forceful study of the continued salience of race, racism and racialization beyond the shift towards multiculturalism in Colombia. Contextually grounded in the cultural politics of that country, and working closely with the ideas of Stuart Hall and others at a more general level, Restrepo analyses media, academic and governmental discourses to challenge any assumption that the ostensible recognition of ethno-cultural difference marks the onset of a post-racial society in Colombia (and possibly elsewhere). It is a cogently developed and politically charged piece, and as such is very worthy of this award.’ Stuart Hall Foundation / Routledge Award selection panel
Find out more about the award on Routledge, Taylor & Francis website
Read “Talks and disputes of racism in Colombia after multiculturalism”
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers is Bohyeong Kim of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA (now Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University), with the paper ‘Think rich, feel hurt: the critique of capitalism and the production of affect in the making of financial subjects in South Korea’.
A selection panel comprising of members of the Stuart Hall Foundation board members and the Cultural Studies Editors-in-Chief commented that the article was selected for the following reason:
‘Bohyeong Kim’s stimulating paper achieved an admirable balance at a number of levels: between sophisticated general theory and well-observed site-specific research; global ‘structural’ developments and cultural discourses specific to Korea; subjectivity as ideology and subjectivity as affect; continuity and change in modes of capitalist regulation and incorporation. Not least, a hinterland of developed interdisciplinary understanding was brought to the page in engagingly lucid prose.’
The award, a collaboration between the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Routledge, Taylor & Francis journal Cultural Studies, seeks to recognise the article by an early career scholar that best captures and/or makes the most significant contribution to cultural studies. An award of £1000 is being made annually, based on articles published in the preceding year’s journals.
For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the Taylor and Francis website.READ the articleWe are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers is Laura Junka-Aikio’s article, Can the Sámi speak Now? – Deconstructive research ethos and the debate on who is a Sámi in Finland, which is available to read on the Taylor and Francis website.