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Copyright Alexandra M. Lucas 2018

designed by Jaclyn Lake 

achievements

29-Nov-2019

Thrilled to share the publication of The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019), to which I contributed three chapters! In each chapter, I analyzed one film -- The Hunger, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Watchmen -- through a feminis...

28-Nov-2019

Exciting news: my short story about getting lost on a Christmas tree farm was selected as a winner of Fairhaven Winterfest's first annual "Tales of the Season" Writing Contest!

My story, Tannenbaum, will hang up in a Fairhaven shop from Nov. 29-Dec. 21, and it'll be inc...

24-Aug-2019

I'm thrilled to be taking part in PAX Dev for the fourth year in a row, this time alongside some exceedingly talented folks who are also passionate about improving representation in the video game industry.

 Here are the details, for those who aren't able to view the im...

23-Apr-2019

Chapter publication alert!

Excited to share that I wrote a chapter for a book that was published this month — Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings from the 39th Conference of the Northeast Pop Culture Association (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019).

I presented my analysis...

25-Dec-2018

Excited to share that I’ll be speaking at GDC 2019 alongside Heidi McDonald, Toiya K. Finley, Michelle Clough, and Patrick Coursey! Our panel is called “Have Laptop, Will Telecommute: Working Globally in Games,” and we’re part of the Career Development Seminar!

We’re lo...

18-Jul-2018

Exciting news to share on the professional front: The talk that Boyan Radakovich and I proposed for PAX Dev 2018 got accepted!

What: How Disney Emoji Blitz Helped Me Combat Anxiety

When: Tuesday, August 28 @1:15pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Room

Summary: A 2018 study led by Ohio...

11-Apr-2018

The GDC 2018 organizers have officially posted recordings of the three talks in which I took part this year!

  1. Advocacy Microtalks: 20 Slides for Taking Action (mini lecture; Main Conference, Advocacy track)

  2. Beyond the Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Deconstructing the...

28-Mar-2018

Many thanks to Rolling Stone and Glixel for covering my Game Developers Conference Game Narrative Summit talk on elevating existing tropes to create more empowered and inclusive characters in games! I really appreciate their amplification of the need for game writers t...

In addition to delivering a solo talk at the GDC Game Narrative Summit this year (Beyond the Blue-Skinned Space Babe), I will also be taking part in the Q&A for New Writers panel (Game Narrative Summit) and the Advocacy Microtalks: 20 Slides for Taking Action (Main Con...

22-Dec-2017

I'm thrilled to share that I will be speaking at GDC 2018 as part of the Game Narrative Summit! I was honored to speak as part of the Career Seminar segment of GDC 2017, and it means the world to be able to share the research I did for my book chapter in Digital L...

14-Jul-2017

Well, looks like this fall is going to be packed with speaking engagements - and I couldn't be more excited and grateful!

I've just learned that I'll be speaking at PAX Dev for the second time; this year, I'll share how Mass Effect's Asari built upon the Triple Goddess...

Excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the 2017 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association Conference in late October! My talk is entitled, "Greed & Goomahs: Toxic Masculinity in TV's New Golden Age."

I've dedicated a significant amount of time to analyzing...

16-Jun-2017

Thrilled to announce that Sonia Michaels & I will be speaking at GeekGirlCon this year! Our talk will focus on lessons that game developers can learn from the works of female-identifying science fiction authors in order to push the boundaries of games' explor...

11-May-2017

Many thanks to the folks at State of Washington Worksource Redmond for inviting me to talk about self care, setting goals, and personal branding at their Women & Work Empowerment Forum yesterday! It was an absolute pleasure to share my winding path, outline my career d...

19-Mar-2017

I'm excited to announce that I have submitted the first draft of my chapter for the book Digital Love: Romance & Sexuality in Video Games (Taylor & Francis). My chapter is entitled "From Smoldering Justicar to Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Asari Sexuality in Mass Effec...

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