I’m a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University studying belonging, estrangement, archives and memory as they manifest in video games and new media technologies.
I am a 2014-2015 fellow at the University of Chicago’s Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. I’m designing and working on a video game called The Doctor Will See You Now, which will be showcased at the 2015 Different Games Conference at New York University.
I will be presenting my work at the 2015 Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, and I have been invited to speak on panels about race, queerness, gender, video games and social media at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
I have worked as a freelance writer and graphic designer for organizations including Autostraddle, Literary Death Match, The Feminist Press, Publishers Weekly and the Asian American Writers Workshop. I’m also a regular speaker, panelist and staff member at Autostraddle’s annual conference, A-Camp.
I have a soft spot for Sriracha, I collect handheld video game consoles, and I’ve been playing an amazing amount of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth lately.
Find and follow me on Twitter @whitneypow.