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Adrienne Shaw is an Assistant Professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production, a member of the School of Media and Communication graduate faculty, and author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. Her current primary project is the LGBTQ Game Archive.

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She received her PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the intersections of new media, minority representation, and qualitative audience research.

Her research and teaching focus on

  • popular culture
  • representations of gender & sexuality
  • cultural production and qualitative audience research
  • video games & gaming culture
  • identity and community construction via media consumption

From 2011-2015 she served as Co-Chair of the International Communication Association’s LGBTQ Studies Special Interest Group and was part of the government-funded CYCLES team.

*Photo credit Anne Saint Peter, 2016