Life After UC Davis English PhD

Josef Nguyen (PhD Class of 2016)
 
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Game Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
 
Josef reports that he has found a lot of support at UTD’s School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, from faculty collaborations in the Feminist Research Collective and the Feminist MakerSpace to critical game design and play sessions with undergraduate and graduate students.
 
This semester, he recounts, “I’m stoked to teach a new undergraduate special topics course in ‘Games and Social Justice,’ where students analyze a range of game artifacts and phenomena by attending to uneven distributions of power, violence, and care across individual and social differences.”
 
You can check out what happened in the undergraduate digital game design class he taught last fall by heading to his course blog: https://gameslikehotcakes.wordpress.com/