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Kishonna L. Gray
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)
Director, Faculty Learning Community on eSports and Gaming

Dr. Kishonna L. Gray (@kishonnagray) is an Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism.

Dr. Gray is the author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (LSU Press, 2020). She is also the author of Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), and the co-editor of two volumes on culture and gaming: Feminism in Play (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018) and Woke Gaming (University of Washington Press, 2018).  Dr. Gray has published in a variety of outlets across disciplines and has also featured in public outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The New York Times.

Follow Dr. Gray on Twitter @KishonnaGray


Contact Information
(270) 681-7991
Research Interests
  • digital feminism
  • Video Games
  • intersectionality
  • Black cyberfeminism
  • ethnography
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • digital media
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
  • African American and Africana Studies
  • International Film Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Center on Digital Culture and Society
  • Annenberg School for Communication
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies
  • New York University
  • Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
  • Martin Luther King
  • Jr. Visiting Scholar @ MIT
  • Lewis Honors College