Christine H. Tran (they/she) is a PhD Candidate, a multimedia artist, and a digital media scholar of platforms, labour, and gaming cultures.
As a grateful recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, their dissertation examines the media housework and aspirational networks of BIPOC and gendered game streamers on Twitch.tv, Amazon’s world-leading platform in live video entertainment. Combining methods from humanities and social sciences with critical ethnographic inquiry, Christine’s work pays a special attendance to the embodied, playful, and tactical relationships between digital work and domestic spaces.
Christine publishes on a variety of topics related to Internet studies, digital labour, feminist media scholarship, and research-creation. Their research can be read in peer-reviewed journals such as Television & New Media, Communication, Culture & Critique, and New Media & Society. They also frequently translate their work into creative and journalistic formats, with news features in Midnight Sun, The Puritan, and scholarly performance workshops on/about Zoom.
Throughout their academic career, Christine has held fellowships at Massey College, the Centre for Culture and Technology, and the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative.