|Florence Chee, Ph.D.|
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Florence Chee is an Assistant Professor of Digital Communication, investigating the sociocultural contexts of technology engagement and experience. Dr. Chee joins the School of Communication Fall 2013.
Dr. Chee has designed and conducted ethnographic fieldwork studies on how and why people play games, which include sites in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Her work can be found in Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media, Popular Communication, and in the book Gaming Cultures in Asia‑Pacific, from Routledge.
Her current research interests include the social transformation brought about by increasing sophistication in the acquisition of "Big Data", including what it means for the development of games on various social networking sites and mobile platforms, along with changing global labor dynamics across industrial, governmental, and academic sectors.
Before joining the School of Communication faculty in Fall 2013, she was the postdoctoral research award recipient of the Advisory Committee on Research Ethics (ACRE) at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, where she was pursuing work on the ethical challenges of online/offline gender dynamics and access to communication technologies.
She brings an eclectic mix of experience and specialization to Loyola University Chicago, holding a PhD from the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, as well as an ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. She has also been known to 'dabble' in Vancouver's "Hollywood North," having made appearances in film, television, and commercials, which she rationalizes as a seven‑year ethnography, which honed her method‑acting skills.
Journey with her on Twitter @cheeflo