Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design

Committee Member

Dr. Jan Rune Holmevik, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Kimberly S. Manganelli

Committee Member

Dr. Beth Ann Lauritis

Committee Member

Dr. Andrew Hurley


Lack of diversity in video games and the mainstream games industry warrants an inclusive, feminist approach to game design. Producing a feminist video game as a core component of my dissertation will impact rhetorical, literary, game, and feminist studies, emphasizing the benefits of embracing electrate and playful modes of identity formation and pedagogy.