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Monday, July 12 • 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Games for Change in the Classroom: Pandemic Edition

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This roundtable will highlight presumptions, adaptations, and long-term opportunities unearthed from the experience of teaching, making, and researching socially engaged games during 2020 and into 2021. This pandemic period not only emphasized inequity but also brought into relief the tensions of play, screen time, and our perpetual desire to make meaningful play. We consider takeaways for future successes as we transition back into face-to-face spaces.

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Lindsay Grace

Knight Chair in Interactive Media / Vice President, University of Miami / Higher Education Video Game Alliance
Lindsay is Knight Chair in Interactive Media at the University of Miami School of Communication. He is Vice President for the Higher Education Video Game Alliance and the 2019 recipient of the Games for Change Vanguard award. Lindsay's book, Doing Things with Games, Social Impact... Read More →

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Lien Tran

Assistant Professor, DePaul University, College of Computing & Digital Media
Lien Tran is an assistant professor at DePaul University's School of Design in the College of Computing and Digital Media where she teaches game design and design strategy. She is co-director of New Experience Research and Design Lab (NERDLab). Lien's design portfolio includes online... Read More →
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Wendi Sierra

Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University
Wendi Sierra is an Assistant Professor of Game Studies at Texas Christian University, where she teaches about a variety of topics related to games studies (including learning, representation, and narrative). Her book, Todd Howard: Worldbuilding in Tamriel and Beyond, analyzes the... Read More →
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Michael DeAnda

Professional Lecturer, DePaul University
Michael Anthony DeAnda, Ph.D. is a professional lecturer in Game Design at DePaul University. He researches the intersections of games, queerness, and culture, considering the intimacies between LGBTQ lived experiences and games. Using game design as research praxis, he develops games... Read More →
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Cody Mejeur

Visiting Assistant Professor of Game Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Cody Mejeur is Visiting Assistant Professor of Game Studies at University at Buffalo, SUNY. They have published on games pedagogy, gender and queerness in games, and video game narratives and player experiences, and they are currently the game director for Trans Folks Walking, a narrative... Read More →

Monday July 12, 2021 6:30pm - 7:20pm EDT