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Cody Mejeur

Assistant Professor of Media Study
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Game studies; trans, queer and feminist studies; narrative; storytelling; social justice and inclusion in video games and new media; games pedagogy

Portrait of Cody Mejeur, University at Buffalo game studies and social justice expert.

Cody Mejeur is a game scholar, developer, player and activist whose work focuses on trans, queer and feminist studies and social justice in video games and new media.

They can speak to the media about issues in game studies, including in relation to diversity in games and how storytelling can build more inclusive and socially just realities through play.

Mejeur’s work uses games to explore narrative as an embodied and playful process that constructs how we understand ourselves, our realities and our differences. They have published on games pedagogy, gender and queerness in games, and video game narratives and player experiences.

Mejeur has served as game director for Trans Folks Walking, a narrative game about trans experiences; as director of the Narrative for Social Justice (N4SJ) Initiative with the International Society for the Study of Narrative; as an editor of “OneShot: A Journal of Critical Games and Play”; and as diversity officer for the Digital Games Research Association. They have also worked with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation.

LANGUAGES:

Mejeur can respond to interview requests in English. They can also respond in writing to questions in Spanish.

CONTACT:

Cody Mejeur, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media Study
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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