Sharif Mowlabocus

Sharif mowlabocus

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  • MA 1999 (English Literature)

    PhD 2006 (Media & Cultural Studies) - University of Sussex, UK

  • Since 2001, Dr Mowlabocus has been engaged in research located at the intersection of sexuality studies and media studies. His first book, Gaydar Culture, was published in 2010 and represents one of the first substantive analyses of how sexual minorities use digital media resources to negotiate issue of sexual identity, community, practice and health. Dr Mowlabocus has worked extensively with NGOs and commercial companies to deliver research designed to promote positive change in the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities, often utilizing digital tools to do so. Currently, Dr Mowlabocus is engaged in a new book project, which explores the politics of gay male culture in the era of marraige equality. Dr Mowlabocus grew up and attended university in the UK before moving to New York to join the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in 2019. He has previously taught in Guangzhou, China and held visiting scholar positions at Microsoft Research New England and Stanford University.

  • Gaydar Culture (Ashgate / Routledge, 2010)

    Mowlabocus, S (2019) ‘“What a Skewed Sense of Values”: Discussing PreP in the British Public Sphere’ in Sexualities.

    Mowlabocus, S (2019) ‘‘No politics … We’re a Mardi Gras now’: Telling the story of the LGSM in 21st century Britain.’ In Grant, C. & Kelliher, D. (eds.) Pride Revisited – Open Library of Humanities Journal. 5 (1):63. DOI:

    Mowlabocus, S (2018) ‘“Let’s get this thing open”: Unboxing videos as cultural practice’ in European Journal of Cultural Studies. DOI:

    Mowlabocus, S. & Medhurst, A. (2017) ‘Six propositions on the sonics of pornography’ in Porn Studies

    Mowlabocus, S. (2016) ‘The mastery of the swipe: smartphones, transitional objects and interstitial time’ in First Monday. 21 (10) DOI:

    Mowlabocus, S., Haslop, C. & Dasgupta, R. (2016) ‘From scene to screen: the challenges and opportunities of commercial digital platforms for HIV community outreach programmes – a case study’ in Social Media & Society.
    DOI: 10.1177/2056305116672886

  • COMC 1101: Communication & Culture: History, Theory & Methods
    COMC 3232: Class, Taste and  Mass Culture
    DTEM 4480: Digital Media and Public Responsibility
    DTEM 3447: Race, Gender and Digital Media
    DTEM 1401: Introduction to Digital Technology & Emerging Media
    DTEM 1402: Digital Cultures