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Divisions: Game Studies
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  • About the Division

  • The study of games and the game experience offers opportunities for the study of human communication, involving multidisciplinary approaches that merge the disciplines of conventional communication studies and research, arts and visual design, cognitive studies, computer sciences, cultural studies, engineering social sciences, health sciences, and information design.

    Although the common ground for the Game Studies Division is digital and video games, the group encompasses a broad range of inquiry topics and methods. The group serves as fertile meeting ground for the exchange of ideas among a very broad spectrum of disciplines and hosts a number of activities at ICA's annual conference.

  • Officers

  • Julia Kneer (Chair)
  • Assistant Professor
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    The Netherlands
    Phone: 0049179944856


 Robby Ratan (Vice Chair)

Associate Professor, AT&T Scholar
Michigan State University
Department of Media & Information


 Ruud Jacobs (Secretary)

Assistant Professor
University of Twente
Department of Communication Science
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 53 489 1502

Group Feed
Laura Sawyer, ICA Executive Director posted a new entry in the Game Studies blog in the group Divisions: Game Studies.
Posted Friday, November 2, 2018
Valerie Palmer-Mehta joined the group Divisions: Game Studies.
Posted Monday, January 16, 2017
Nicholas D. Bowman wrote on the Divisions: Game Studies wall: Colleague Frans Mäyrä (University of Tampere (Finland) is inviting colleagues to submit papers to the 13th Annual Games Research Lab Spring Seminar. The abstract deadline is fast approaching (18 January 2017), but complete details are online at:
Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017
John Paul Gutierrez posted a new entry in the Game Studies blog in the group Divisions: Game Studies.
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016


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