Adrienne Shaw is an Associate Professor in Temple University's Department of Media Studies and Production and a member of the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication graduate faculty. She is also affiliate faculty in Temple’s Gender Sexuality and Women Studies program.
In 2019-2020 she will serve as interim director of Temple's new Graduate Certificate in Cultural Analytics. Prior to joining Temple she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Colorado State University, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, and Postdoctoral Scholar at the Mudra Institute for Communication Ahmedabad (India).
Shaw is author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture (winner of the 2016 International Communication Association's Popular Communications Division's Book Award). She has co-edited three anthologies: Queer Game Studies (2017, University of Minnesota Press), Queer Technologies: Affordances, Affect, Ambivalence (2017, Routledge), and Interventions: Communication Research and Practice (2018, Peter Lang). She is also the founder of the LGBTQ Game Archive and co-curator of Rainbow Arcade, the world's first exhibit of LGBTQ game history (Dec 2018-May 2019 in Berlin, Germany). The Rainbow Arcade catalog can be purchased here. From 2011 to 2015 she was also part of the multi-million dollar and award winning CYCLES project, which developed games to train users to identify and mitigate cognitive biases. A full list of her publications is available via Google Scholar.
Presently, Shaw is leading the committee to bring the Association of Internet Researcher’s Annual Conference to Philadelphia in 2021. Shaw is also a co-editor of New York University Press's Critical Cultural Communication book series, an associate editor for the Journal of Communication, and serves on editorial/review boards for International Journal of Cultural Studies; Media, Culture, & Society; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Game Studies; and Not Your Mama’s Gamer.