James Gee

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About Me (Bio): 
Dr. James Gee is a Regents’ Professor and Fulton Presidential Chair of literacy studies at the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University. His research focuses on applied linguistics, discourse analysis, literacy studies, embodied/situated cognition, and games and learning. His book Sociolinguistics and Literacies was one of the founding documents in the formation of the New Literacy Studies, an interdisciplinary field devoted to studying language, learning, and literacy in an integrated way in the full range of their cognitive, social, and cultural contexts. His books on discourse analysis bring together his work on a methodology for studying communication in its cultural settings that has been widely influential over the past two decades. Dr. Gee has written widely on video games, language, and learning, including "What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy"; "Situated 2 Language and Learning"; and "Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays". His most recent books are "The Anti-Education Era" and "Literacy and Education." He has published widely in journals in linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, and education and is a member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Gee has a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MA and PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University.

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