Jaime Garcia Iglesias

SHI Foundation Mildred Blaxter Fellow

Background

I am a Midred Baxter Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at The University of Edinburgh. I am working on exploring how sexual fantasies and desires can be harnessed for HIV prevention by engaging with a range of stakeholders.

I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester (supervised by Prof Brian Heaphy and examined by Prof Jeffrey Weeks) on sexual fantasies and their impact on HIV prevention and care. 

I obtained a BA in English Studies in 2016 from the University of Oviedo (Spain) with a dissertation on masculinity in the queer Chicano poetry of Francisco X. Alarcón. I also did a year-long research stay at Rollins College (Florida, US) where I worked in the Department of Critical Media and Cultural studies, developing an interest in qualitative research methodologies and autoethnography. I obtained my MA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2017, where I worked on queer theory.