Sneak Peek…Book Cover


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Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of my forthcoming book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017). Click the image if you’d like to be emailed by the publisher when the book is available.

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AC3: Liberation Essay in Kinephanos


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My essay on Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is out now in the peer-reviewed journal Kinephanos. From the journal site: “Kinephanos is a bilingual, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic online journal, which studies the issues affecting popular cultures and media. The journal focuses mainly on films and television series, video games, emerging technologies, as well as fan cultures.” Click the image above to read my essay.

Thanks to mediaX at Stanford!


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Image Credit: mediaX at Stanford University, 2017

My heartfelt thanks to Henry, Ingmar, Peter, Jason and everyone at mediaX at Stanford for a fantastic visit! If you are interested in seeing this lecture, which outlines the intellectual project of my first book, On Video Games, you can click the image above.

mediaX at Stanford


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I am eagerly anticipating my June 6, 2017 talk at mediaX, as part of the “Games and Interactive Media Seminar Series” at Stanford University. I’ll be speaking on my new book, which will be out soon. My lecture is called “On The Visual Politics of Video Games” and it introduces some key themes of my book.  Thanks to Henry Lowood and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse for this invitation! You can click on the image to learn more and see the lecture.

Flashback to “High Art / Low Life”

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My first published academic essay, and also my first essay on games, remains in demand, so wanted to make it available here. I wrote it when I was a graduate student. I’m eternally grateful to the editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Bonnie Marranca, for publishing my work on games first!

You can find it here: http://www.mitpressjournals.org

You can download a PDF of the essay HERE