Amanda Phillips is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. as a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis certificate from the Department of Feminist Studies. Her research unites interdisciplinary software and game studies approaches with feminist, queer, and critical race theory, investigating specific design practices like digital animation and avatar customization to understand how difference is produced and policed in technological interfaces. Her interests more broadly are in issues of social justice in and around technoculture, popular media, and the digital humanities.
Previously, she served as the IMMERSe Postdoctoral Fellow in the ModLab at the University of California, Davis. Her publications can be found in Games and Culture, Digital Creativity, Debates in the Digital Humanities, The Fembot Collective, and the upcoming Queer Game Studies collection. Most recently, she has been involved with the #transformDH Collective’s efforts to encourage and highlight critical cultural studies work in digital humanities projects, and she serves as co-chair of the American Studies Association’s Digital Humanities Caucus.
Email: amanda.phillips @ georgetown dot edu