Josef Nguyen’s research engages science, technology and media studies, focusing on the politics of play, toys, and games in contemporary digital culture. His current book project investigates contemporary debates regarding creativity, children, and digital media, concentrating on the gendered and domestic politics of social reproduction.
Nguyen’s work in play and game studies, both as an instructor and a researcher, concentrates on issues of critically and politically minded design and play practices, such as “modding” and “let’s plays”.
Currently an assistant professor of Game Studies at ATEC, Josef holds a Master of Science from the University of California, Irvine and a PhD from University of California, Davis.
Animation & Games, Communication & Culture, Emerging Media Art
Critical Theory, Media Studies, Intersectional Identities, Cultural Studies, Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Disability Studies, Labor Studies, Game Studies, Experimental Games, Science and Technology Studies, Fan Studies
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