Media Personality Identifications and the Importance of Media Representation

The first research study I did in graduate school was on why people identified with individuals they only knew from the media. It would become my first ICA conference presentation — before PowerPoints were common! I first interviewed people to understand who they were identifying with and why they were doing so. Based on thoseContinue reading “Media Personality Identifications and the Importance of Media Representation”

Women and Video Game Addiction: Experimenting with research narratives

This is an experimental research paper relaying women’s stories, gathered with Sense-Making Methodology interviews, of times they felt they were addicted to video games.  My analysis, and thus the framing for this paper’s “narrative”, focuses on the dynamics of power in and around the women’s lives during this period of addiction. This representation of theContinue reading “Women and Video Game Addiction: Experimenting with research narratives”