Invited Talks & Workshops

May 2017: “Simulating Stardom in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, CAMEo ‘Texts and Trends’ Research Salon, University of Leicester, May 23.

April 2017: “Feminism and Gaming”, Leicester Riot Grrrls Community Group, Leicester, United Kingdom, April 26.

March 2017: “Games, Gender, and the Hegemony of Play”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, BA course on Topics in Media and Communication, University of Leicester, March 16.

March 2017: “Game Players as Audiences”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, March 14.

February 2017: “Gender, Diversity, Education and Work in Games”, Department of Games and Visual Effects, BA course on Introduction to Game Studies, Staffordshire University, February 17.

February 2017: “Children’s DIY Media”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, February 14.

February 2017: “Videogames and Digital Game Cultures in a Global Context”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, BA course on Media and Globalization, University of Leicester, February 13.

February 2017: “Gender and the Games Industry”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, BA course on Media and Gender, University of Leicester, February 13.

January 2017: “Issues in Digital Culture”, School of Media, Communication, and Sociology, MA course on Issues in Media and Communication, University of Leicester, Distance Learning module.

November 2016: “Bodily Futures”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Media and the Body, University of Leicester, November 29.

November 2016: “The Politics of Digital Spaces”, Faculty of Media and Communication, BA course on Digital Politics, Bournemouth University, November 25.

June 2016: Invited participant, Feminist Digital Research Methods workshop, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, June 1-3.

May 2016: Organizer, Games as Education in the United Kingdom workshop, Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, Leicester, May 16.

April 2016: “Explosive Misogyny, Spectacular Feminism, and the Sneaky Sexism They Mask for Women in Tech”, Kobo Tech Ladies group, Toronto, Canada, April 19.

March 2016: “Game Players as Audiences”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, March 15.

March 2016: “Dreams, Design, and Exclusion: The Aggressive Architecture of the Utopian Internet”, Film, Television & Media Studies Research Seminar Series, University of East Anglia, March 7.

March 2016: “Gender and the Games Industry”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Gender and Media, University of Leicester, March 1.

February 2016: “Children’s DIY Media”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, February 16.

December 2015: “Bodily Futures”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Media and the Body, University of Leicester, December 1.

November 2015: “On the Internet, Everyone Knows You’re a Girl: Gender, Myth, and Design in Digital Environments”, Institute for Research on Digital Learning, York University, November 5.

October 2015: “Feminist Political Economy and Digital Media”, Doctoral Training Programme on Digital Media: Social Science Perspectives, University of Leicester, October 21.

May 2015: “Virtual Ethnography”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Analysing Communication Processes, University of Leicester, May 5.

March 2015: “Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Game Studies”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Methods for the Online World, University of Leicester, March 19.

March 2015: “Creative Differences: The Politics of Queer Authorship in Digital Games Production”, Department of Media and Communication, PGR seminar series, University of Leicester, March 18.

March 2015: “Gaming the System: Video Games and Accessibility”, Accessibility Awareness Day, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, March 18. *With Amy Ratelle

March 2015: “Children’s DIY Media”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, March 17.

March 2015: “Workshop on Virtual Ethnography”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Project Design & Execution, University of Leicester, March 13.

March 2015: “Virtual Ethnography”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Project Design & Execution, University of Leicester, March 12.

March 2015: “Games and Gender”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Topics in Media and Communication, University of Leicester, March 12.

March 2015: “Gender in the Games Industry”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Gender Politics and Contemporary Media, University of Leicester, March 10.

March 2015: “Digital Game Cultures in a Global Context”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Media and Globalization, University of Leicester, March 9.

March 2015: “Game Cred: Talent, Meritocracy, and Women’s Labour in Digital Game Design”, Making an entrance? A critical workshop on talent, merit, opportunity and selection in the cultural and creative industries, Ramada Encore Hotel, Leicester, United Kingdom, March 6, 2015. *With Tamara Shepherd

March 2015: “Gender in Games Culture”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Gender Politics and Contemporary Media, University of Leicester, March 3.

February 2015: “Gender and the Games Industry”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Gender and Media, University of Leicester, Leicester, February 26.

February 2015: “Game Players as Audiences”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Creative Audiences, University of Leicester, Leicester, February 17.

December 2014: “Gender Online”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on New Media and Everyday Life, University of Leicester, Leicester, December 1.

November 2014: “The Cultural Framing of Digital Games”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on New Media and Everyday Life, University of Leicester, November 24.

June 2014: “Digital Games, Play, and Culture”, Department of Media and Communication Open Day Taster Seminar, University of Leicester, June 25.

May 2014: “Workshop on Virtual Ethnography”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Methods & Management, University of Leicester, May 9.

May 2014: “Online Dating”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on New Media Cultures, University of Leicester, May 8.

March 2014: “Virtual Ethnography”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Methods & Management, University of Leicester, March 28.

March 2014: “Online Videogames”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on New Media Cultures, University of Leicester, March 27.

March 2014: “Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Game Studies”, Department of Media and Communication, MA course on Research Methods for the Online World, University of Leicester, March 12.

February 2014: “Games and Gender”, Department of Media and Communication, BA course on Media Topics, University of Leicester, February 17.

February 2014: Contributor, “Literature Review on Sharing”, Kids’ DIY Media Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, February 4.

December 2013: “Feminist Game Salon”, Dames Making Games Talks, Bento Miso, Toronto, Canada.

July 2013: “Difference and Inclusion in Digital Games”, Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme Alumni Day; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

May 2013: “Invisible Difference: Integration, Inclusion, and the Adaptive Play of Children with Disabilities”, Dames Making Games Toronto Social, Bento Miso, Toronto, Canada. *With Sara Grimes.

April 2013: “Publishing Workshop”, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, April 30.

March 2013: Panel participant, “Get Lamp”, Games in Film series, Semaphore Lab, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 12.

February 2013: “Digital Environments”, Department of Humanities, 3rd year undergraduate course on Digital Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada, February 11.

November 2012: “Post/Feminism in Games: Views from the Contexts of Play and Production”, Semaphore Colloquium Series, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, November 22.

January 2012: “Gender and Digital Game Culture/Play”, Department of Education, MA/PhD class on Gender, Equity, New Technologies & Education, York University, Toronto, Canada, January 26.