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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

John Sanders

Graduate Student

PhD Student and Teaching Associate



436 Hall of Languages


  • Degree: Began PhD program in 2015
  • Concentration: Film and Screen Studies (Game Studies)
  • Advisor: Chris Hanson

John's research interests primarily involve the study of digital/analog games and new media, especially in regard to user agency and expression through play. By focusing on all media as forms of facilitated experience, John hopes to strike a balance between literary and ludic approaches to digital literature in order to better understand the intricacies of all types of games. He also has a wealth of other interests, including film scholarship, genre studies, adaptation and remediation, postmodernity, the uncanny, and educational game design.

  • B.A. Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Individualized Concentration in Game Design Pedagogy