Associate Professor, Drama and Speech Communication

<--break->Gerald VoorheesGerald Voorhees is an Associate Professor in the Department Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. He researches games and new media as sites for the construction and contestation of identity and culture, and he has edited books on masculinities in games, feminism in play, role-playing games, and first-person shooter games

Prior to joining University of Waterloo, Gerald taught at Oregon State University and created the Game and Interactive Media Design track for the Communication BA at High Point University in North Carolina. He has taught theory, criticism and practice classes in media studies, rhetorical studies, and game studies.

Sample Publications 

  • Co-editor, with Kishonna L. Gray and Emma Vossen, Feminism in Play. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Co-editor, with Nick Taylor, Masculinities in Play. Palgrave MacMillan
  • 2016. "Constructions of Fatherhood in The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite." Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology 9. 
  • 2012 “Rhetorical Games and Gamic Rhetorics.” Communication.
  • 2012. “Criticism and Control: Procedure, Process and Possibility Space,” in Ctrl-Alt-Play: Essays on Control in Video Gaming, edited by M. Wysocki. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland)

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