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Elisabeth Gee

Paper: Hayes, Elisabeth. “The Sims as a Catalyst for Girls’ IT learning” International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology [Online], 3 17 Mar 2011

Elisabeth R. Gee was an Associate Director for the Center for Games & Impact. Gee is a Professor and holds the Delbert & Jewell Lewis Chair in Reading & Literacy at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She has published widely on the topics of literacy, gender, gaming, and learning; her recent books include Women and Gaming: The Sims and 21st Century Learning (2010), Language and Learning in a Digital Age (2011), both co-authored with James Gee, and Learning in Video Gaming Affinity Spaces (2012) (co-edited with Sean Duncan). Prof. Hayes is currently the co-director of Play2Connect, a research and outreach project that aims to promote intergenerational learning, communication, and well being through video games. One of her current studies is an investigation of how joint media engagement in Hispanic families, particularly around games, might enhance literacy development and problem solving skills.