CIBER Focus: "Representation in the Video Game Industry" with Dr. Kishonna Gray - December 7, 2018
Dr. Kishonna Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication, and Gender and Women’s Studies, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She previously served as MLK Scholar and Visiting Professor in Women and Gender Studies, and Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Dr. Gray is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism. She is the author of Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live, and is the co-editor of two books on culture and gaming, Feminism in Play and Woke Gaming.
In this edition of CIBER Focus, Dr. Gray will discuss current issues regarding race, gender, and video games, how representation in gaming affects society, and what changes the industry can make moving forward.