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This week, DERC will host visiting guest, Alison Harvey- Lecturer in the School of Media, Communication, and Sociology at the University of Leicester.

Alison’s research focuses on issues of inclusivity and accessibility in digital culture, with an emphasis on games and she will give a lecture on Tuesday 20 Feb at 3:30pm (register here)

Her work has appeared in a range of interdisciplinary journals, including International Journal of Cultural Studies, Social Media & Society, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Social Justice, and Information, Communication & Society. Her book, Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context, was published by Routledge in 2015 and was the first North American domestication study of digital games.

Her next book, Feminist Media Studies, to be published by Polity Press in 2019, represents an intervention in the field focusing on the challenges and opportunities raised by digital media, including platform politics, online (anti)sociality, and networked activism. In addition, Alison has (co)-edited two forthcoming special journal issues on inequality and ideology in games and digital culture, “Ludic Economies” for Games and Culture and “Networked (In)Justice” for Information, Communication, and Society.

She is co-investigator on the 5-year Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada partnership grant “Re-Figuring Innovation in Games”, and co-leads the Formal Education research strand.

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