UTD’s ATEC School Adds Game Studies Expert

Josef Nguyen's research intersects technology, literature, and digital media.

The University of Texas at Dallas has added an expert in play and game studies to the payroll this fall.

Josef Nguyen has joined the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. His most recent post was at University of California, Davis, where he worked in the ModLab, an “experimental lab for media research and digital humanities,” according to a release

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Josef Nguyen

“ATEC faculty model how to collaborate across differences as they demonstrate deep expertise, intellectual flexibility, and collegial open-mindedness,” said ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo. “Collaboration across differences changes the conversation for everyone. Dr. Nguyen is a perfect fit to the ATEC philosophy.”

Nguyen’s research intersects technology, literature, and digital media.

“I look forward to the collaborative learning and research environment here that will allow me to investigate how the decisions involved in the design, development, circulation, engagement, and disposal of digital media are always political,” Nguyen said in the release. “I am particularly eager to work with students and fellow faculty on assignments and projects that integrate rigorous critical analysis with thoughtful and socially conscious design.”

ATEC was announced in 2015 and offers degrees in emerging media and communication as well as arts and technology.

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