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Samantha Blackmon
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The episode where we talk about race, racism, and representation in video games
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A conversation with Sylvia Monreal of Como Se Dice Nerd
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It's the Back to School Show!
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The episode where we consider the roles that we play as gamers and how they reflect our personalities.
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Welcome to the New Year!
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The episode where we talk to Lauren Warren about video games and Black Nerdom
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Having a conversation with Adrienne Shaw, author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture
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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
Introduction
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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