Cite as: Abel, Christie. 2019. Research Program Description. University of California. November.

Research Program Description

Christie Abel's research program centers on gender and inclusion in video game spaces. She is interested in understanding the ways in which gender is performed, inacted and assumed in video game space, with an eye to the historical forms of othering that stem from other tech and game spaces. She is currently interested in the ways that esports teams in high schools and middle schools in the United States can recreate those same forms of exclusion and toxicity.