|Nina B. Huntemann, Ph.D. is an associate professor of media studies at Suffolk University in the Department of Communication and Journalism and director of the Seminar for Freshmen program. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, culture and technology, applying feminist theory and cultural production perspectives to the industrial and social practices of digital gaming. She has written and spoken about videogames and militarism, the representation of femininity and masculinity in games, gendered labor in videogame hardware production and promotion, and misogyny in gamer culture. She has co-edited two books: Gaming Globally: Production, Play and Place (Palgrave, 2013) and Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games (Routledge, 2010). She produced and directed the educational video, Game Over: Gender, Race and Violence in Video Games (2000), distributed by the Media Education Foundation. Her current research project is a field study of promotional models (“booth babes”) and cosplayers at industry-sponsored gaming events and fan conventions. She is also an avid crafter and baker, specializing in knitting, stitching, beading and making chocolate desserts. A full curriculum vitae is available as a PDF file. Last CV update: December 2012.
|Various Online Writings|
“Booth Babe Backlash.” (January 17, 2013). Antenna.
“Feminist Game Studies.” (March 20, 2012). Antenna.
“The Problem with War Video Games.” (November 9, 2011). Kotaku.
“Help Wanted, No Experience Necessary.” (May 3, 2011). In Media Res.
“ Late to the Party: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998).” (December 15, 2010). Antenna.
“Affirmative Activision.” (December 9, 2010). In Media Res.
“The Tester.” (January 31, 2010). Antenna.
“Irreconcilable Differences: Gender and Labor in the Video Game Workplace.” (January 22, 2010). FLOW TV.
Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games. Eds. Nina B. Huntemann and Matthew Thomas Payne. New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2010.
“Gender in the Media Studies Blogosphere” with Melissa A. Click. (May 28, 2009). FLOW TV: Special Social Media Issue.
“Enlisting Players from Console to Mall.” (April 28, 2009). In Media Res.
“Pink Slips for Booth Babes? No Way! Re-train and Re-skill.” (February 13, 2007). FLOW TV: Special Video Games Issue.
|Media Appearances“Twitter to Profit from Dive into TV Data.” by Marie Szaniszlo, The Boston Herald, February 10, 2013.
“Are Video Games Just Propaganda and Training Tools for the Military?” by Alex Rayner, The Guardian, March 18, 2012.
Invited guest for “Greater Boston with Emily Rooney” on WGBH-TV. Original broadcast November 8, 2011.
“Mad World: Consol-ing Passions Propaganda” by Kelsey Wallace. Bitch Magazine podcast, April 27, 2010. (audio)
“Video games of war dazzle, yet lack context, prof says” by Brittany Danielso. Telegram & Gazette, March 1, 2010, p. B8.
“Prof: Games are fun, but play down pain of modern warfare.” by Paul Restuccia, Boston Herald, December 21, 2009, p. 20.
Invited guest for “In Focus: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” on NECN. Original broadcast November 16, 2009.
Invited guest for “Greater Boston with Emily Rooney” on WGBH-TV. Original broadcast November 11, 2009.
game of thrones / hbo
philharmonics / agnes obel
bioshock: infinite / ps3
ready player one / ernest cline