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Speedruns & Walking Sims as “Queer Movements through Space & Time”

Back in March, I had the wonderful opportunity to give an invited guest talk as part of the Art Dean’s Lecture Series at UC Santa Cruz in conjunction with “Video Games as Visual Culture,” a class developed and taught by … Continue reading

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Helpful, friendly “They/Them Pronoun Info Sheet” for your workplace

With assistance from some amazing students and peers, I put together this helpful, friendly info sheet about they/them pronouns (pdf). It’s designed as a resource for your workplace or community — especially if you work with cis folks who want … Continue reading

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Psst, you can read my “Video Games & Queer Affect” SCMS presentation

This March, at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago, Teddy Diana Pozo, Whitney Pow, and I put on a pretty rad panel that explored the relationship between video games and queer affect. It’s an area of … Continue reading

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‘The Queer Games Avant-Garde’ book interviews underway

My big research task this spring has been my new book project, currently titled The Queer Games Avant-Garde: LGBTQ Video Game Makers and the Future of Interactive Media. This book is something like a spin-off from my monograph, Playing Queer, … Continue reading

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‘Arthritic Grasshopper’ by Gisèle Prassinos out now — reading in LA 6/17!

It’s been ten (ten!) years in the making, but The Arthritic Grasshopper: Collected Stories 1934-1944 by Gisèle Prassinos is finally out from Wakefield Press. I co-translated the volume and wrote the introduction, which is titled “Gisèle Prassinos: Where Innocence Unleashes … Continue reading

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‘New Voice in Game Studies’ round table at PCA/ACA

Thanks very much to my co-panelists Edmond Chang, Evan Lauteria, and Timothy Welsh for a wonderful round table at the 2017 Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Conference in San Diego this weekend! The session was titled “New Voices … Continue reading

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Headed to Gotland Game Conference with talk on “Interrogating Empathy”

It’s been a few years since my last trip to the Gotland Game Conference, a wonderful event where industry and academic talks about games and culture meet student design work. Now I’m going back for 2017! I first spoke at … Continue reading

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QGCon 2017 in Los Angeles was a great success

The 4th annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon) took place in Los Angeles this weekend, and I’m very happy to say that it was a huge success. QGCon 2017 was hosted by my very own Interactive Media and Games Division … Continue reading

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Queer Game Studies collection is out now!

I’m thrilled to announce that Queer Game Studies, the edited volume that Adrienne Shaw have been working on for the last three and a half years, is finally out! It’s available on Amazon and through the University of Minnesota Press … Continue reading

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‘Gaming Representation’ collection available for pre-order

Jennifier Malkowski and TreaAndrea Russworm’s exciting new edited volume Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games now has an official release date — July, 2017! — and it’s available for pre-orders from Amazon. The collection is full of … Continue reading

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