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Dr Jon Hackett is Head of the Department of Communications, Media and Marketing; and Assistant Professor – Film and Communications. He teaches on film studies and communications, media history and industries, world cinema and global media. He also teaches on media representations on the MA Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime. He currently supervises PhDs on visual culture and masculinity; film phenomenology and death on screen; Netflix and horror cinema distribution; social enterprises; and social media marketing.
In February 2021, Bloomsbury New York published Scary Monsters: Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music, co-written by Jon with Dr Mark Duffett of the University of Chester. Jon is currently writing a book on political cinemas of the 1960s and 1970s; and book chapters on film representation on human trafficking. He has also published on film philosophy and early cinema, analogue special effects, and 1970s glam rock.
Before working at St Mary’s, Jon taught at Goldsmiths, University of East London and Université Paris 13. Jon has also worked in medical publishing, first of all as an editor and typesetter. Then as a publications manager, he managed a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals, overseeing production, editorial, peer review, typesetting, fulfilment and distribution, in print and online.
Areas of research supervision
- Film Studies
- Media and Communications
- Cultural Studies
- Popular Music Studies
- Cultural Theory
- Scary Monsters: Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music (New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, February 2021)
- Beasts of the Forest: Denizens of the Dark Woods (New Barnet: John Libbey, December 2019)
- ‘Productive boredom and unproductive labour: Cabaret Voltaire in the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire’, Mad Dogs and Englishness: Popular Music and English Identities, (London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, October 2017)
- ‘Discourse, Figure, Suture: Lyotard and Cinematic Space’, Acinemas: Lyotard’s Philosophy of Film, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, September 2017)