Concordia University

Mia Consalvo, PhD

Professor and Canada Research Chair In Game Studies & Design, Communication Studies

Office: L-CJ 4407 
Communication Studies and Journalism Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2574
Availability: By appointment.


BA, Communications, Lyndon State College, Vermont

MA, Communications, University of Washington

PhD, Mass Communications, University of Iowa

Areas of research and teaching

My main focus is game studies, with particular interests in players and the culture of gameplay. I’m currently working on a book about Japan’s role in the creation of the game industry as well as game culture generally. I’m also doing work on social games, sports videogames, and the now defunct casual MMO Faunasphere.


Fall: INDI 620/820 G Digital Games: Theory and Research

Winter: COMS 610

Teaching activities

Fall 2015

INDI 620G/ 820G / 642Q Digital Games: Theory and Research



Japan's Videogames (forthcoming) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Players and their pets: Gaming communities from Beta to Sunset (2015) with Jason Begy, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.


Recent and upcoming talks

Women and Sports Videogames
Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, UK, October 2012

Playing with ethics: Digital games and moral dilemmas
2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago, USA, October 2012

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