Kelly Boudreau, Ph.D. Associate Professor in Interactive Media Theory & Design
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Dr. Boudreau began teaching in the United Kingdom in one of the first academic programs that focused on both Game Studies and Game Design which has shaped her perspective on the importance of theory supported game design. With a background in sociology, film studies, and games studies, Dr. Boudreau has published on a range of subjects around digital games, players, game culture, and games user research.
Dr. Boudreau’s current research spans several areas including exploring the changing nature of mediated forms of sociality in digital gameplay, the concept of player/avatar hybridity developed through the networked process of play, as well as addressing different issues around toxic and problematic behavior in video game play and culture.
Dr. Boudreau has been invited to teach and speak in several European countries before landing at HU which has strongly influenced her desire to share these experiences with her students and embed global perspectives in both her teaching and research.
Ph.D. in Etudes Cinématographiques (Film Studies, Concentration Games Studies), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
M.A. in Sociology, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
B.A. in Sociology Honours, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
HU professor to participate in game studies roundtable at communications conference
Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor Dr. Kelly Boudreau has been invited to participate in a game studies keynote roundtable discussion...
HU professor publishes article in special issue of ‘Critical Studies in Media Communication’
Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor Dr. Kelly Boudreau recently published a peer-reviewed article in a special issue of the “Critical...
HU professor publishes paper in a special issue journal on food, popular culture, and the COVID-19 pandemic
A peer-review paper co-authored by Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor Dr. Kelly Boudreau was recently published in a special issue...
HU professor co-edits, student designs cover art for ‘Fifty Key Video Games’ book
Harrisburg University Interactive Media Theory and Design Professor Dr. Kelly Boudreau co-edited a soon-to-be-released book that spotlights 50 key video...
HU professor joins podcast to discuss toxic gaming research
Dr. Sara Grimes, Director of the University of Toronto’s Knowledge Media Design Institute, recently interviewed Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor...
HU Professor to present at digital gaming conference in Japan
Harrisburg University Interactive Media Professor, Dr. Kelly Boudreau, has been selected to present two papers at the Digital International Games...