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Tonight we are chatting with Dr. Kishonna Gray, author of Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live and director of Eastern Kentucky University's Critical Gaming Lab.
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NYMG Episode 107: Chatting with Kishonna Gray
Thu, July 23, 9:00 PM
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Tonight we talk about privilege, dialogue, and critique.
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NYMG Episode 105: On Critique, Privilege, and Dialogue
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The episode where we talk about E3!
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NYMG Episode 103
Thu, June 11, 9:00 PM
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The one where we talk about choice feminism and more!
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NYMG Episode 101
Thu, May 14, 9:00 PM
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Episode 97 of the Not Your Mama's Gamer podcast where we talk about Let's Plays
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The episode where we talk to a special guest about games and working in the games industry.
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NYMG Episode 106 Live Recording
Thu, July 16, 9:00 PM
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Tonight we chat with some of the awesome folks from Undead Labs about State of Decay! In case you hadn't figured it out, we like that game around here.
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The episode where we talk about tedium in games.
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Episode 102 of the NYMG Podcast
Thu, May 28, 9:00 PM
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Tonight with chat with sci-fi author and Bioware Canada Community Manager, David Hulegaard @HulegaardBooks
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NYMG Episode 96: A Chat with David Hulegaard
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  • Purdue University
    Associate Professor, present
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Detroit, MI - Washington D.C. - Lafayette, IN - West Lafayette, IN - Southfield, MI
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Parent, Gamer, Researcher, Games Researcher
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Samantha Blackmon is an Associate Professor at Purdue University. She focuses on minority rhetorics, digital humanities, and their intersections. She began her career teaching elementary school and figuring out how to make
learning a game. She has published on race and gaming, race and technology, and technology and pedagogy. Her publications “Racing Toward Representation: An Understanding of Racial Representation in Video Games” in Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century: Literate Connections (2007) and “Cruising Composition Texts: Negotiating Sexual Difference in First-Year Readers.”
(co-authored with Jonathan Alexander, Will Banks, and Martha Marinara) in CCC (2009). She also writes and talks (in a biweekly podcast) about games and education online at nymgamer.com.
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  • Wayne State University
    Rhetoric and Composition, 2011
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