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Rob Gallagher

Postdoctoral researcher
King's College London

Rob's work explores the expressive affordances of videogames and other new media forms, looking at how they are mobilised to articulate, interrogate and enact understandings of subjectivity, selfhood and belonging. Rob is currently based at King’s College London, where he works as a postdoctoral researcher with Ego-Media, a European Research Council-funded project addressing the impact of digital technologies on conceptions of identity and modes of self-presentation.

Biography

Since 2014 I have been part of Ego-Media, a multidisciplinary research project based at King's College London that addresses the role of digital technologies in fostering new understandings of identity and forms of self-presentation. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Concordia University's Technoculture, Art and Games lab. I received my PhD from the London Consortium and my MSt from the University of Oxford, where my research into the queer literary culture of late-Victorian England kindled the interest in identity work, embodiment and technological mediation that continues to inform my thinking on contemporary digital culture. In recent years I have also collaborated with musicians, curators, artists, YouTubers and fellow academics on a range of projects - from radio broadcasts and animated films to workshops and a performance at the 2014 Vector Game Art Festival - which attempt to shed light on underexamined facets of digital culture and media history.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Videogames, gender and sexuality, digital culture, narrative

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