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Kishonna Gray

Assistant Professor, Communication, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, New College, Arizona State University


Kishonna L. Gray (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is currently an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT. She is also a fellow in the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Her work broadly intersects identity and new media although she has a particular focus on gaming. Her most recent book, Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within that virtual gaming community. Her work has been featured in outlets such as the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Information, Communication, & Society, among others. Her work has also been featured in the LA Times, Paste Magazine, Engadget, The Guardian, BET, and Blavity. She’s a featured blogger and podcaster with “Not Your Mama’s Gamer” (http://www.nymgamer.com/). She also actively blogs on her own websites at www.kishonnagray.com and at http://lachezbippy.kinja.com/. Follow her on Twitter @DrGrayThaPhx and the Critical Gaming Lab @CriticalGameLab.