Author: Nicola Luksic & Tom Howell
“For millions of people, online gaming is a magical — even addictive — space to escape to. A place for storytelling, exploration and adventure with other gamers.
Emma Vossen’s love of gaming started when she was a kid growing up in small-town Ontario. Now as a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo Games Institute, she looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society, and she draws connections between gamer culture and the rise of the political extreme right. This is the latest in our Ideas from the Trenches series, exploring the exciting insights of PhD students across the country.” – CBC Ideas