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Episode 24, Amanda Phillips

Episode 24, Amanda Phillips

Episode 24 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Amanda Phillips. Amanda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University. She writes about gender, race, and social justice in gaming communities and the digital humanities. Her publications can be found in Games and Culture, Digital Creativity, The Fembot Collective, and Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community, and Possibility. Most recently, she has been involved with the #transformDH Collective’s efforts to encourage and highlight critical cultural studies work in digital humanities projects. In this interview, Amanda discusses the politics of video game realism in an era of increasingly visible police violence, why so many marginalized communities have turned to digital media for organizing, how hashtag syllabi have transformed what it means to teach about current events, and how teachers and students can together use the classroom as a space in which we teac