Who We Are
Affiliated Faculty & Lecturers
Women’s & Gender Studies
Women’s & Gender Studies/STS
Kishonna L. Gray (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is currently a MLK Visiting Scholar in Women & Gender Studies and Comparative Media Studies/Writing. She is also the Founder of the Critical Gaming Lab at Eastern Kentucky University. She is expanding on the work created here to develop new initiatives surrounding Equity in Gaming (www.equityingaming.com). Her work broadly intersects identity and new media although she has a particular focus on gaming. Her most recent book, Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within that virtual gaming community. Her work has been featured in outlets such as the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, New Review of Hypermedia & Multimedia, Information, Communication, & Society, among others. Her work has also been featured in the LA Times, Paste Magazine, Engadget, The Guardian, BET, & Blavity. She’s a featured blogger & podcaster with “Not Your Mama’s Gamer” (http://www.nymgamer.com/). She also actively blogs on her own websites at www.kishonnagray.com and at http://lachezbippy.kinja.com/. Follow her on Twitter @KishonnaGray and the Equity in Gaming Initiative at @equityingaming.
Channon Miller is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Boston University. She is a Hartford, CT native and a graduate of Trinity College, where she earned a BA in American Studies in 2011. Her scholarship examines black women’s history, their traditions of resistance and black feminist theory. Miller's dissertation documents the dimensions of black native and immigrant mothers ethnic border crossing and the capacity of their ties to challenge the amplification of intersecting systems of oppression in the “post-racial” context.