Tanner Higgin

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Tanner is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside. His research examines race, gender, and power in digital media cultures. He is currently working on a dissertation titled “Race and Videogames,” which develops a theory of how race functions procedurally in videogames. He is also interested in developing a computer art project to act as a companion piece to my dissertation. Ideally this project would illustrate the main analytic he has developed in his dissertation, racial displacement. This analytic invites critics and players to evaluate how race is represented off of bodies through discourse, space, and code. Feel free to browse his personal site or follow him on Twitter.