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PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, Communication Studies, Concordia University

Scott DeJong is a 2022-2023 Public scholar and PhD student in Communication studies at Concordia University. His work examine games, media literacy, and disinformation. His past work looked at educational game design and online echo chambers. Scott DeJong's research brings creativity to academic rigour through the creation of games as learning and research tools. Currently, he is investigating the role of social class within games, the history of political computer games, and how our media literacy games compare to the practices of far-right users. Scott’s work is focused on how play can be used to critically research and discuss cultural issues. You can see some of his work by looking for the board game Lizards and Lies, or checkign out his co-produced podcast titled "Humour and Games". Beyond his own research, Scott is an active member of the TAG lab, the mlab, the algorithmic media observatory, and the ACT (Ageing, Communications + Technologies) project. His work is partially funded through the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture.


  • 2018–2021
    Graduate Researcher, Concordia University