Dr Peter Hughes Jachimiak

Peter Jachimiak

Peter Hughes Jachimiak is senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Creative Industries.

Employing an auto-ethnographic approach, Peter Jachimiak’s interests are to do with children’s cultures of the 1970s and 1980s and the way in which cultural artefacts of childhood, from those two decades, manifested themselves within the wider cultural geographies of the time. As such, his current work explores, on one hand, ‘children, spectralities and ghost cultures’, and, on the other, ‘utopia, dystopia, and science fiction aimed at children and young adults.

He is currently working on a monograph Ghosts in the Hallway, Rats in the Garden’: The Emotional Geographies of a 1970s Childhood Home which is about childhood spaces and children’s perspectives of those spaces

Peter has acted a peer reviewer for Studies in Comics and Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance.

Current or recent work

  • Contributed to Time for Action by Garry Bushell, a book on the Mod Revival, for which he provided a large number of scanned adverts from music papers of the time (1978 – 1981).
  • A short piece for Darren Russell’s Saturday’s Kids, a photographic account of the 1980s Mod Revival,


Contact details

Email: peter.jachimiak@southwales.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1443 668589