My name is Josef Nguyen, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in English at U.C. Davis.
I am a graduate of the University of the Pacific, receiving a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. English in 2007. I then attended U.C. Irvine, earning an M.S. in Information and Computer Science with a concentration in Arts Computation Engineering (A.C.E.) in 2009.
My main academic interests include but are not limited to:
- media studies
- digital humanities
- science and technology studies
- contemporary literature
- cultural constructions of creativity and innovation
- politics of toys, games, and play
- speculative, promissory, and futuristic discourses
- video games and pedagogy
I am also a graduate student researcher in the UC Davis ModLab working on several digital humanities projects.
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