I’m a Chicago-based Ph.D. student at Northwestern University studying queerness, emotions and video games.
I am a research fellow at the University of Chicago’s Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. I’m a designing and developing a video game called The Doctor Will See You Now, which was showcased at the Different Games Conference at New York University and at a panel titled Chicago Made Video Games as New Media Art at the Adler Planetarium’s Adler After Dark series.
I have presented my work twice at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, at the Console-ing Passions international conference and at the Feeling Games Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I have also 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’m a former Contributing Editor and writer at Autostraddle, and I’m the in-house graphic designer for Literary Death Match. I have worked as a writer, editor and graphic designer for organizations including 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.