CV

Amanda Phillips
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, English. Georgetown University, 2016-present.
  • IMMERSe Postdoctoral Fellow. University of California, Davis, 2014-2016.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English, Doctoral Emphasis in Feminist Studies. University of California, Santa Barbara, July 2014
  • M.A. in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, December 2009
  • B.A. in English (Magna Cum Laude), Rice University, Houston, TX, May 2007

Selected Publications

Selected Online Publications

Recent Invited Talks

  • “Adapting Game Studies for Queer and Women of Color Feminist Critique.” Keynote lecture, Pacific Rim Conference, Anchorage, AK, March 2018.
  • “Computer Engineered Corpses: The Mechropolitics of the Ragdoll,” Critical Game Studies Symposium/Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Documenting War, University of California, Irvine, May 2017.
  • “Crunching the Numbers: Reframing Diversity in Gaming and Digital Cultures,” Bregman Digital Humanities Lecture, Potsdam, NY, October 2016.
  • Plenary Session. Transformative Digital Humanities Conference. College Park, MD, October 2015.

Recent Conferences and Symposia

  • “Anatomical Fictions: The Mechropolitics of X-ray Damage in Gaming,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, March 2018.
  • “Unruly Bodies: The Queer Physics of Fumblecore,” Queerness and Games Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2017.
  • Workshop: Supporting Queer Students as Game Makers and in Game Studies in the Age of Trump,” Queerness and Games Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2017.
  • “E-racing the World: Prepping, Survival Games, and the Colors of the Apocalypse,” Extending Play 3, New Brunswick, NJ, September 2016.
  • “Nothing is True: Racial Hybridity, Manipulated Memory, and White Innocence in Assassin’s Creed III.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
  • “Game Over: Permadeath, Virtuosity, and the Mechropolitics of Precarious Masculinities.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.
  • Roundtable: “Queer Gaming in the University.” Queerness and Games Conference. Berkeley, CA, October 2015.
  • “The Playful Dead: Mechropolitics and Ragdoll Physics.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON, October 2015.

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