Alison Harvey Postdoctoral Fellow

Before I joined the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester in January 2014, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Semaphore Lab at the University of Toronto’s iSchool, where I collaborated with an interdisciplinary team exploring the democratization of children’s online media and games and the opportunities they present for inclusively creating and sharing user-generated content and amateur game design. I have previously taught modules on virtual media audiences, digital games, and interactive new media.

Both my teaching and research are informed by an overarching focus on inclusivity, diversity, democratization, and equity in digital culture. While a great deal of my work considers in particular video games culture and the Internet, what underpins this scholarship is a critical approach to new media informed by feminist analysis, cultural studies, critical technology theory, and media studies.