Alenda, a woman with shoulder-length dark hair, black glasses, and a black and white polka dotted shirt, smiles brightly at the camera against a background of climbing flowers and vines.

Alenda Y. Chang is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chang’s work has appeared in numerous journals, among them ISLE, Qui Parle, electronic book review, Feminist Media Histories, and Resilience. Her book, Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games (University of Minnesota Press), develops environmentally informed frameworks for understanding and designing digital games. At UCSB, she co-directs Wireframe, a studio promoting collaborative theoretical and creative media practice with investments in global social and environmental justice. Chang is also a founding co-editor of the UC Press open-access journal, Media+Environment.




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