Christine H. Tran is a poet, entertainment journalist and first-year PhD student at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her work combines methods from the humanities and social science to examine self-representation on the internet, namely in the production of Twitch game streaming and social media writing. Her research articulates the role that gender, race, aspiration, user-generated content and popular culture play in structuring how social media entertainers, such as game streamers, visually and scripturally project their authenticity in digital capitalism. She was a 2016-17 recipient of the SSHRC Joseph Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and is a currently Junior Fellow at Massey College.
Automedia, aspirational labour, creative industries, critical race studies, digital writing, feminist technology studies, game studies, participatory culture, platform labour, and social media entertainment
- M.A. English, York University
- B.A. English, Media Studies & Economics, University of Toronto (Scarborough)
- Editorial Assistant, Brick: A Literary Journal
- Junior Fellow, Massey College