Jedd Hakimi

Biography

Jedd Hakimi is doctoral candidate in Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is completing his dissertation “Press Play: Video Games and the Ludic Quality of Aesthetic Experiences across Media.” Jedd holds a BA in English from NYU, and an MA in Humanities from The University of Chicago. Jedd’s research is focused on the complex relationship between film and videogames, and his recent article on historical cities in video games and film can be found in the journal Wide Screen. Other areas of interest include auteurism, spectatorship, moving image aesthetics, media specificity, design theory, detective narratives, dystopia, and representations of architecture and urbanism.