Hong-An (Ann) Wu
Hong-An (Ann) Wu is a community-based educator, new media artist, and interdisciplinary researcher who investigates the intersection of critical pedagogy and play. Her research interests also include game and play studies, games and learning, feminist science and technology studies and new media arts education.
Specifically, Wu’s work focuses on developing pedagogical approaches that activate civic engagement through the creation and use of digital and interactive technologies, such as video games, for social justice. In addition, she has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences, such as Games+Learning+Society, and has been published in Visual Arts Research, among others.
Wu received her PhD in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her action research dissertation challenged existing games as cultural systems with youth through prosumer development and critical play in community-based settings.