My name is Christopher Stuart. Welcome to my domain. I am currently a third-year PhD student in Clemson University’s Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program (RCID) under the direction of Victor Vitanza. I have a master’s degree in Literature and a master’s certificate in the Teaching of Writing from Eastern Michigan University. My research interests are the following:
My research and pedagogy converge with digital literacy. I’m looking at the intersections of electracy, spreadable media, affinity spaces.
I’ve been a gamer for most of my life and mostly play strategy, real-time strategy, and role-playing games. I research the impact of gaming mechanics on playability and user experience in video and tabletop games in and out of the classroom.
More than a sandbox game, Minecraft has a lot to offer in terms of creative problem solving, spacial reasoning, transmediation, and coding.
Writing program administration and pedagogy are at the heart of my research. Using the aforementioned areas of inquiry, I research game-based learning, and innovative teaching methods for the 21st century classroom.