Steve Wilcox

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Game Design and Development Brantford, Ontario swilcox@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5346

Bio/Research

I received my PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo in 2016.

My thesis was argued, in part, through a videogame, a first for theses in the department. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at The Games Institute where I continued developin...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo in 2016.

My thesis was argued, in part, through a videogame, a first for theses in the department. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at The Games Institute where I continued developing my unique approach to game design where I treat games themselves as tools for mobilizing knowledge across communities and cultures.

I am the co-founder of First Person Scholar, a middle-state game studies publication. I also operate the website Game Studies 101, a crowd-sourced and curated archive of games, criticism, and scholarship.

I approach games as tools for mobilizing knowledge between bodies, communities, and cultures.

My projects focus on developing knowledge mobilization games in the areas of health, journalism, public policy, and community engagement.

I am currently working with health and social service professionals on a professional training game and am developing a newsgame on bottled water and natural resource management in Ontario.

In my writing I explore games through a number of lenses, drawing on feminism, epistemology, phenomenology, disability studies, and semiotics to argue that games have a pivotal role to play in sharing knowledge between communities and cultures.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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