Selected Press

The Brandeis Hoot
WSRC Opens Interactive Video Game Exhibition

The Justice
Amateur Video Games Fill WSRC Exhibit

Brandeis NOW
Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian takes on gaming in upcoming lecture


Tuesday, January 13 - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 13, 5-8 pm

Dames Making Games

The Women’s Studies Research Center will present Leaps & Maneuvers, an exhibition of interactive video games created by members of Toronto collective Dames Making Games (DMG). With a mission to positively influence the gaming industry and improve inclusiveness within it, DMG gives game creators agency in the expression of their identities and provides a community for women to play, critique and create games.


Dames Making Games (DMG) Lecture

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12:30-2:00 pm
DMG member Soha Kareem will talk about the mission and activities of DMG

Game Jam 

Saturday, Jan. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:00-6:00 pm both days
A 2-day intensive video game design workshop, no experience required 

Martin Weiner Lecture in Computer Science: Anita Sarkeesian

Shapiro Center Theater
Monday, February 9, 12:00 pm--WEATHER CANCELLATION
Anita Sarkeesian is a well-known feminist video game critic. She won the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award and has been covered by the NY Times, New Yorker, Wired, and Businessweek.

Co-sponsored by the WSRC, Women's and Gender Studies, Dean of Arts & Science, Office of the Provost, English Department, Sociology and SJSP
This is a ticketed event only.

Screening: Feminist Frequency, Tropes vs Women in Video Games Damsel in Distress Parts 1-3

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC
--NEW DATE--Monday, February 23, 1:30-3:00 pm
Feminist Frequency, created by Anita Sarkeesian, is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.