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Florence M. Chee

Associate Professor of Digital Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Florence M. 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, USA. 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 book, Digital Game Culture in Korea: The Social at Play (2023 Lexington Books), critiques commonly held notions of online game addiction by taking an ethnographic look at the social and cultural roles that games fulfill in everyday life.

As a technocultural ethicist, Dr. Chee's international experience and perspectives build upon decades of research examining the social, cultural, and ethical shifts in emergent digital lifestyles, working to translate insights about lived contexts across industrial, governmental, and academic sectors. Frequently sought out as a speaker, writer, and advisor, her sociotechnical interventions inform and influence the necessary decisions made in design, development, and policy arenas.

For the 2023/2024 academic year, Chee is Visiting Faculty/Gastdocent with the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, and a Fellow of the Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. Her current book project: Pasteurizing the Internet, examines how participation in online communities may present predatory and/or extractive relationships with their constituencies at global scale.

Florence Chee has guest edited issues in the International Review of Information Ethics, Journal of Games Criticism, Human Technology, and serves as Associate Editor at flagship publication Communications of the ACM (CACM)



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