John Vanderhoef is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Communications Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He holds a Ph.D from the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include digital game production, media industries, indie games, residual media, power and resistance, and discourses around gender, race, and sexuality in media and production cultures. He has published work in journals like Television and New Media, Spectator, and Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. He has chapters in edited collections like Fans and Videogames: Histories, Fandom, Archives and The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies. He is also a former contributer to the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project.