Gender in Gaming

GWS 204 (Same as ENGL 277 and MACS 204)
Image by Abstergo Entertainment and Ubisoft 2012

Examines the history of gender and race in video games, focusing on an intersectional approach to consider how queer, feminist, and gamers of color disrupt and transform the expectations that video games and geek culture are predominantly the domain of cis masculinity and whiteness. By looking at games as well as critical work by feminist, trans, Black, Indigenous, and queer of color game scholars and designers, the course also considers how the embodied elements of play as well as the spatial logics of games function to promote and resist representation and identification.

* Image by Abstergo Entertainment and Ubisoft 2012 *