Author: Adrienne Shaw

Adrienne Shaw (Temple University) studies and teaches courses on the intersections of digital gaming, cultural studies, feminist and queer theory, qualitative audience research, and the representation of marginalized groups in media (particularly LGBTQ representation). She also one of the current co-chairs of the GLBT Studies group for the International Communication Association. Her work has been published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, New Media and Society, and Games and Culture.

Circles, Charmed and Magic

Adrienne Shaw interrogates the stigma associated with the solitary gamer by applying queer theory to games studies, arguing in the process for a broader consideration of how these two scholarly approaches might work together.