An Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, TreaAndrea M. Russworm teaches classes on video games, digital cultural studies, and African American popular culture. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming book Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games (Indiana University Press, 2017). Her other books on media and representation include Blackness is Burning: Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition (Wayne State University Press, 2016) and From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry (University of Mississippi Press, 2016).
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Each presentation in the series is part of the series of free, public lectures in the 2017 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series entitled “Video Games as Visual Culture” (part of the course Video Games as Visual Culture FILM 80V taught by Assistant Professor Soraya Murray). Arts Dean Susan Solt has selected the speakers, all noted for their innovative perspectives on one of the most inﬂuential forms of visual culture of our time.
The public is cordially invited. Admission is free. Parking by permit.
Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, Arts Dean’s Excellence Fund, Departments of History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) and Art, US Bank, and the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Chair in HAVC.