EVENT: Workshop on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Digital Games, OSERA Symposium, 5/21, UO

I have been invited by the organizers of the Oregon Student Equal Rights Alliance (OSERA) Symposium to give a brief talk and workshop on race, gender, and sexuality in digital games.  The organizer said in…

“Professor Discusses Lack of Diversity in Video Games,” Daily Nexus, January 28, 2016

My talk “Brown Skins, White Avatars: Racebending and Straightwashing in Digital Games” at the UC Santa Barbara’s Multicultural Center was written up by the UCSB Daily Nexus student newspaper: Professor Discusses Lack of Diversity in…

PUBLICATION: “Love is in the Air: Queer (Im)Possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft”

My essay “Love is in the Air: Queer (Im)possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft” is finally out in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (Volume 2, Issue 2).  I had the fine…

UPCOMING: Queer Games, Straight Design: Queer Possibility and Straightwashing in FrontierVille and World of Warcraft

Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:30-5:30 PM BC 101 Edmond Y. Chang Assistant Professor of English Drew University Given the recent media attention and continuing backlash against women gamers, journalists, and game studies scholars, this talk…