HELLO! I am Dr. Emily Flynn-Jones. I received my Ph.D. in New media Cultures from the University of South Wales at Newport. My dissertation focused on death in video games as a mode of representation, a designed event/affordance, a played experience and cultural interpretation.
In 2013 I was awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship by the SSHRC which I am undertaking in the Play: CES Lab at York University in Toronto under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Jenson. During this appointment I am conducting research on the gendered experience of game culture, collecting data on the educational qualities of games and writing a monograph on cute aesthetics in games.
In my spare time I play Famicom games and Netrunner, am bad at crochet, read trashy romance novels for my book club, collect cute things and enjoy cats.