Gerald Voorhees studies games and new media as sites for the construction and contestation of identity and culture. He is also interested in public discourse pertaining to games and new media, as well as rhetorics of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality in mediated public discourse. Gerald is co-editor of Bloomsbury’s Approaches to Digital Game Studies book series, and formerly a member of the Executive Board of the Digital Games Research Association, and a former co-chair of the Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Nation Conference.
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.