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Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda

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Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (Affiliate) 
Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab
Co-founder, Transmedia Story Lab
The University of Chicago
Co-editor, Critical Inquiry

Patrick Jagoda specializes in media theory, game studies and design, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture. He is the author of Network Aesthetics (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and co-author with Michael Maizels of The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer (MIT Press, 2016). His next book, Experimental Games is forthcoming with University of Chicago Press (2020). He is currently working on a collaborative multimedia book, Story Lab: Collaborative Narrative Methods for a Transmedia Era (under contract with Stanford University Press). Along with these books, he has published over thirty essays in humanistic journals such as American Journal of Play, American Literary History, American Literature, boundary 2, Critical Inquiry, differences, Modern Philology, PMLA, and Social Text; multimedia journals such as Audiovisual Thinking, hyperrhiz, Kairos, and Thresholds; and scientific journals such as Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Journal of STEM Education, and Sex Education. He has co-directed a number of board, card, video, and alternate reality game projects, including S.E.E.D., the parasite, and Terrarium.

Jagoda's digital media and game projects have been featured in news publications including WiredThe New RepublicFast CompanyPacific StandardThe GuardianThe Wall Street JournalHyperallergic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He also serves as Executive Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry, and is faculty director of the Weston Game Lab and the Media Arts and Design minor at the University of Chicago.

Jagoda completed his PhD in the Department of English at Duke University in 2010, along with a graduate certificate in Information Science and Information Studies.

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