Jedd Hakimi

Biography

Jedd Hakimi is lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his PhD with a dissertation focusing on the aesthetic, political, and cultural relationship between film and video games as expressive forms. Jedd holds a BA in English and American Literature from NYU, and an MA in Humanities from The University of Chicago. Jedd’s research is focused on the experiences engendered by film, video games, and related emerging media and he has published recent articles on auteurism in video games and the representation of historical cities in film and video games. Other areas of interest include spectatorship, moving-image aesthetics, media specificity, digital computation, design theory, detective narratives, dystopia, and representations of architecture and urbanism.