Associate Professor, Communication Arts

Gerald VoorheesGerald Voorhees is an Associate Professor in the Department Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. He has published extensively on games and new media as sites for the construction and contestation of identity and culture and has edited books on masculinities in games, feminism in play, role-playing games, and first-person shooter games. Gerald co-edits Bloomsbury’s Approaches to Game Studies book series and was managing editor of the Gender in Play trilogy in Palgrave’s Games in Context book series. He is President of the Canadian Game Studies Association and formerly a member of the executive board of the Digital Games Research Association.

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)

Contact Information:

Extension: 38691

Office: ML 254D


Gerald's Communication Arts profile

University of Waterloo