Kishonna Gray: Black Masculinity in Contemporary Gaming Culture

Kishonna Gray: Black Masculinity in Contemporary Gaming Culture

February 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
14E-304

Kishonna Gray (WGS/CMS MLK Scholar) will present on her current work:

“ Black Masculinity in Contemporary Gaming Culture“

As racial projects, video games legitimize white masculinity and hegemonic ideology through the ‘othering’ process. The mediated story of Black characters is limited and situated within buffoonery (comedy) or crime and gaming is not exempt. Media outlets have created essentialist notions about Blackness and what it means to have an ‘authentic’ Black experience. 

Lunch will be served

Please RSVP to erneill@mit.edu and note dietary restrictions