I’m a researcher and writer with a focus on youth cultures on the internet. I currently work in the child- and youth-serving non-profit sector, doing research work, securing grants and engaging in knowledge translation about child brain development and social service interventions. I also contribute to my academic community through my role as Vice-President of the Canadian Game Studies Association, and maintain some small research projects into games and gaming.
As a PhD student, I was based in the University of Manchester’s Russian & East European Studies department, studying gaming culture in Russia. My dissertation mapped the variations of genre, identity, discourse and online interactions amongst Russian-speaking videogame players. The project was strongly influenced by my interests in youth culture and subcultures, cultural discourses, and power; themes which my BA and MA dissertations also shared. I have also studied the much-discussed Russian community in the space MMO EVE Online.
To talk research and videogames, to request copies of publications or presentations, to share ideas or enquire about consulting, track me down in my natural habitat:
Or email me: goodfellow.cat at gmail