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Saturday, October 1 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Queer Game Studies: Q&A w/ Scholars

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This is a Q&A session with scholars in “queer game studies,” who analyze games with attention to LGBTQ issues. We will provide a brief overview of our academic fields and work, and then invite questions – broad or specific – from audience members.

Speakers
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Juan Belmonte

Lecturer in Game Studies and Cultural Studies, University of Murcia, Spain
I completed my Ph.D disseration on gender and sexuality in video games as a research associate at the University of Murcia, Spain. I was a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2011) at Indiana University, Bloomington and a visiting researcher at McGill University, Montreal, in 2012 and at the IT University, Copenhagen in 2013. My research focuses on the particular ways video games relate to ideology at different levels beyond their most direct audiovisual... Read More →
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Edmond Chang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Oregon
Edmond Y. Chang is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where he wrote a dissertation entitled “Technoqueer: Re/con/figuring Posthuman Narratives.” His areas of interest include technoculture, gender and sexuality, cultural studies, video games, popular culture, and contemporary American literature. He has recently published an essay... Read More →
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Evan Lauteria

PhD Student, University of California-Davis
Evan W. Lauteria is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California-Davis, where he works in the UC-Davis “ModLab,” an interdisciplinary digital humanities and video games research lab. His primary research interests include production of culture, formal organizations, video games, gender and sexuality, and comparative-historical methods. He is the co-editor of Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games (Bloomsbury... Read More →
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Bonnie Ruberg

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California
Bonnie Ruberg is a postdoctoral scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the University of Southern California and an incoming Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Games in the department of Informatics at UC Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in New Media and Gender & Women's Studies. Bonnie researches, teaches, and organizes community events around issues of gender and sexuality in video games. She is the... Read More →
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Jordan Wood

Graduate Student, Syracuse University
I am a Ph.D candidate at Syracuse University studying queer embodiment and politics in video games. I have a particular interest in the capacity for video games to generate a diverse range of pleasures that have political value for queer theorization of the body, sex, and gender. My fav Overwatch character is Zenyatta right now, but it changes basically every day.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Panels Room C Camino Real