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My name is Josef Nguyen, and I am an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas.

In my work, I engage play and game studies, digital media and culture, and science and technology studies.

My main research interests include but are not limited to:

  • social reproduction and digital culture
  • critical studies of the creative economy
  • digital technologies and the politics of consent
  • maker and DIY cultures

I am currentely working on a book project titled The Makings of Digital Youth and Creativity in Early Twenty-First-Century America, which examines contemporary debates surrounding youth, digital media, and creative labor.

Additionally, I co-direct The Studio for Mediating Play with my colleague, Dr. Hong-An Wu.







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17 February 2019