2024 Visiting Scholar:

Kishonna L. Gray

Fortnite Showdown on Thursday, March 21

1:00-3:00 pm AZ (2:00-4:00 pm MT) | In-Person & Online

Intersectional Tech: From the Hood to the Holler

In her talk, Dr. Gray will discuss her work as a digital media scholar, how game studies can help us to understand the relationship between democracy and dis/misinformation, and her latest innovations in community-engaged research at the intersections of tech, race, and ethics. This event will be accessible both in-person at ASU’s Tempe campus as well as online via Zoom.

RSVP for Dr. Gray's Distinguished Lecture

About our Visiting Scholar

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Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism. Dr. Gray is an alum of ASU's School of Social Transformation.

Dr. Gray is the author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (LSU Press, 2020). She is also the author of Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), and the co-editor of two volumes on culture and gaming: Feminism in Play (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018) and Woke Gaming (University of Washington Press, 2018).  Dr. Gray has published in a variety of outlets across disciplines and has also featured in public outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The New York Times.

Follow Dr. Gray on Twitter @KishonnaGray

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About the Visiting Scholars program

Every Spring, the Lincoln Center partners with an outstanding scholar engaging in questions around ethics and humane interventions to visit ASU. Each series of event is as unique as the visiting scholar, and presents students with new opportunities to make think critically, make connections, and collaborate as equals.

Learn more about our previous visiting scholars here.