Professor, Department of English
Patrick Jagoda works in the fields of new media studies and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture. Within these areas, his teaching and research focus on digital games, electronic literature, virtual worlds, television, cinema, the novel, and media theory. One of his core endeavors is the co-founding and management of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab with Melissa Gilliam (Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics). This lab uses digital storytelling, videogames, and emerging new media forms to explore social, emotional, and sexual health issues with marginalized and sexual minority youth on the South Side of Chicago.