Game studies

Cody Mejeur: Faculty expert in Game Studies, Social Justice

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

Game studies; trans, queer and feminist studies; story; narration; social justice and inclusion in video games and new media; games pedagogy

Cody Mejeur is a games specialist, developer, gamer and activist whose work focuses on trans, queer and feminist studies and social justice in video games and new media.

They can speak to the media about issues related to game studies, especially regarding the diversity of games and how storytelling can create more inclusive and socially just realities through play.

Mejeur’s work uses games to explore narrative as an embodied, playful process that builds how we understand ourselves, our realities, and our differences. They have published on game pedagogy, gender, and homosexuality in games, as well as video game stories and player experiences.

Mejeur was Game Director for Trans Folks Walking, a narrative game about trans experiences; as director of the Narrative for Social Justice (N4SJ) initiative with the International Society for the Study of Narrative; as editor of “OneShot: A Journal of Critical Games and Play”; and as head of diversity for the Digital Games Research Association. They have also worked with LGBTQ Video Game Archives on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation.

Mejeur can answer service requests in English. They can also respond in writing to questions in Spanish.

Cody Mejeur, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences