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Jennifer Whitson

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Legal Studies

professor headshotJennifer Whitson is the Research Advisor for Execution Labs, an accelerator and investment platform for indie game studios, as well as an affiliated faculty member with the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre  (TAG) at Concordia University. Jennifer Whitson focuses on games, play, and surveillance. She studies the shifting production models of the global game industry to trace how risk management practices, datamining, and digital distribution shapes developers' creative work and the larger cultural role of games. Apart from teaching a games development course at the UW Stratford Campus and games studies in the department of Sociology and Legal Studies, Jennifer also conducts studio studies: ethnographies of game developers.

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jwhitson@uwaterloo.ca

519-888-4567 x30259

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