Intersectionality Talks: Kishonna Gray

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Interested in the representation of marginalized populations in gaming? Wondering how you can be a better ally in a digital space?

Dr. Kishonna Gray plans to discuss her book Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming, and how intersectionality relates to the digital gaming sphere. The presentation will be over Zoom on Wednesday, March 17th, from 5:00 to 6:00PM. You can register to attend here.

Cover of Dr. Gray's book, Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming.
“Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming” by Dr. Kishonna Gray, assistant professor of communication and gender and women’s studies.

In Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming, Kishonna L. Gray interrogates blackness in gaming at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and (dis)ability. Situating her argument within the context of the concurrent, seemingly unrelated events of Gamergate and the Black Lives Matter movement, Gray highlights the inescapable chains that bind marginalized populations to stereotypical frames and limited narratives in video games. Intersectional Tech explores the ways that the multiple identities of black gamers—some obvious within the context of games, some more easily concealed—affect their experiences of gaming.

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