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I am an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. I am also a Program Director of Graduate Game Programs at AU Game Lab. I design and study immersive narratives, games for change, and try to understand montage techniques in virtual, mixed and augmented reality. I am also interested in using XR to transform film and theatre into a new, hybrid, participatory art form.

I received M.A. in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, M.F.A. in Film from York University, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Waterloo’s Human Computer Interaction Lab.