Trans Games Digital Zine Project


ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants


Computer Science


Co-PIs Dr. Ari Gass (Drexel University) and Dr. Teddy Pozo (Occidental College) are seeking funding to pilot a new digital publication, the Trans Games Digital Zine Project. This project brings together the work of transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, and gender non-conforming game developers, scholars, and gamers. Taking inspiration from queer and trans independent zine making cultures, this web-based publication shares interdisciplinary scholarship and public humanities work on and about the ways that trans game designers and communities of play have always shaped and continue to fundamentally shape this thriving entertainment industry. Moreover, this project centers trans creators through co-design of the publication platform and facilitated peer review.