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Florence M. Chee

Associate Professor of Digital Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Florence Chee is Associate Professor of Digital Communication in the School of Communication and Program Director of the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (CDEP) at Loyola University Chicago. She is also Founding Director of the Social & Interactive Media Lab Chicago (SIMLab), devoted to the in-depth study of social phenomena at the intersection of society and technology.

Her research examines the social, cultural, and ethical dimensions of emergent digital lifestyles with a particular focus on the examination of artificial intelligence, games, social media, mobile platforms, and translating insights about their lived contexts across industrial, governmental, and academic sectors.

She serves as an External Consultee to the Freedom Online Coalition's (FOC) Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (T-FAIR) and is a Key Constituent of the United Nations 3C Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence.

She has designed and taught graduate/undergraduate courses in Digital Media including Game Studies, where students engage with debates surrounding diversity, intersectionality and media production through social justice frameworks.

Recent work in games, diversity, and ethics appears in Feminist Media Studies, Human Technology Journal, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, and the International Journal of Cultural Studies. Her forthcoming book, The Social at Play (Lexington Books), is a critique of media discourses surrounding online game addiction and an ethnographic exploration of the social and cultural roles that games fulfill in everyday life.

Follow her on Twitter @cheeflo


  • 2020–present
    Director, Center for Digital Ethics and Policy
  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2013–2020
    Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago