Dr. Yohai Hakak joined Brunel in September 2014 as a lecturer in social work. His practice experience as a social worker is in mental health where he worked with long term service users. Yohai’s research interests are in the sociology of risk-perception, youth, religion, parenting, gender and mental health and the connection of these areas with social work. Yohai's last manuscript titled Haredi Masculinities between the Yeshiva, the Army, Work and Politics: The Sage, the Warrior and the Entrepreneur, was an ethnographic study Jewish Haredi (Ultra Orthodox) young men in Israel. It was published by Brill in 2016. The outcomes of Yohai’s academic worked included also several award winning documentary films.
Yohai is interested in supervising students in the following areas and in relation to social work:
- - Religious minorities
- - Masculine identities
- - Mental health
- - Risk and its perception
- - Mixed couples
Newest selected publications
Hakak, Y. (2021) 'Book Review: Mothers accused and abused: Addressing complex psychological needs by Angela Foster'. Journal of Social Work. pp. 1 - 2. ISSN: 1468-0173 Open Access Link
Alldred, P., fox, N. and Hakak, Y. (2020) 'Posthumanism, sexualities education and the production of citizenship', in pease, B. and Bozalek, V. (eds.) Post-Anthropocentric Social Work Critical Posthuman and New Materialist Perspectives. Routledge. ISBN 10: 1000317692. ISBN 13: 9781000317695.
Willett, L. and Hakak, Y. (2020) 'The immigration of social workers: From Zimbabwe to England'. International Social Work. pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0020-8728 Open Access Link
Hakak, Y. and Anton, S. (2020) 'Smooth sailing with the occasional ‘culture shock’: the experiences of Romanian social workers in England: ‘Smooth sailing’ cu ocazionalul șoc cultural: Experiență asistenților sociali români în Anglia'. European Journal of Social Work. pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 1369-1457 Open Access Link
Phillips, N. and Hakak, Y. (2020) 'Introducing social work'. Social Work Education. pp. 1 - 2. ISSN: 0261-5479