Embracing Gamer Trouble: How to Survive and Thrive in Hostile Territory: Sex, Death, Identity and Politics in Video Games
Join us for a talk with keynote speaker Amanda Phillips, Associate Professor of English, Film and Media Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and American Studies at Georgetown University.
For this Trans Awareness Week, Amanda Phillips will discuss how we can create space for trans, queer, and feminist possibility even in the notoriously toxic environments of video games. From navigating problematic representations to facing community and developer toxicity, Phillips’ research into “gamer trouble” offers theoretical and practical insights about surviving and thriving in a culture designed without us in mind.
Professor Phillips writes about sex, death, identity, and politics in video games, with a particular emphasis on centering the insights of queer women of color feminism in the study of technology. Their interests more broadly are in issues of racial and gender justice in and around technoculture, popular media, and the digital humanities. They identify as butch/transmasculine, Latinx, first-generation college graduate who is here to leverage their white-passing privilege and institutional resources for the revolution.
Hosted by the Office of DEI, Diversity Council, American Studies, CCIS, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
Dinner and swag to be provided.