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.

I work and teach at the intersection of media studies and science and technology studies. My main research interests include but are not limited to:

  • the creative economy and creative labor
  • digital technologies and the politics of consent
  • feminist and queer game studies
  • experimental game design
  • DIY, craft, and maker cultures

I am currently working on a book project titled The Makings of Digital Youth and Creativity in Early Twenty-First-Century America (under contract with University of Minnesota Press), which examines how constructions of digital and creative youth in the American cultural imaginary mediate the ambivalences and contradictions of a precarious creative labor economy.

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

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24 May 2020