Joakim Johansen Østby

Image of Joakim Johansen Østby
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47 22850464
Room 473
Available hours Anytime I'm in my office
Username
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo

I teach and supervise students in media studies. If you are a student in one of my courses, feel free to contact me by office phone, e-mail or stop by my office at the Department if you have any course-related/academic questions. You may also contact me to schedule a meeting.

    Academic Areas and Interests

    • Video games 
    • Popular culture
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Textual analysis
    • Media aesthetics
    • Cultural theory

    Background

    • 2016 - 2017: Completion Grant Fellow, UiO
    • 2013 - 2016: Doctoral Research Fellow in Media Studies, UiO
    • 2013: Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, UiO
    • 2012 - 2018: Lecturer, NITH/Westerdals Oslo ACT
    • 2010 - 2012: Seminar teacher, Department of Media and Communication, UiO

    Education

    • 2013 - 2017: PhD in Media Studies, UiO
    • 2010 - 2011: Practical-pedagogical Education, UiO
    • 2008 - 2010: Master of Philosophy in Media Studies, UiO
    • 2005 - 2008: Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, UiO

    Doctoral Thesis

    • From Embracing Eternity to Riding the Bull: Representations of Homosexuality and Gender in the Video Game Series Mass Effect and Dragon Age

    In this project I have explored the representations of homosexuality and gender in mainstream video games, and the main focus is centered on the Canadian developer BioWare's game series Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I investigate and analyze how homosexuality and gender is represented and mediated through the game structure and game world/aesthetics, and how these representations, as well as video games in general, can and should be understood from broader cultural perspectives on sexuality and gender.

      Teaching

      • EST3010 – Tverrestetisk prosjektarbeid (V17, V18)
      • EST4004 – Skriveseminar for estetikkprogrammet (H12)
      • EXFAC03-MVIT – Medievitenskapelige grunnferdigheter (H12, H17, H18, H19)
      • MEVIT1110 – Audiovisual Aesthetics (H11, H16)
      • MEVIT1210 – Mediehistorie og medieinstitusjoner (H12)
      • MEVIT1700 – Digital kultur (H11, H12, H17, H18, H19, H20)
      • MEVIT2110 – Medie- og kulturteori (V12, V13)
      • MEVIT2532 – Filmhistorie (V12)
      • MEVIT2700 – Medietekster: teori og analyse (V12, V13, V17, V18, V19, V20)
      • MEVIT2724 – Dataspill i et mediekomparativt perspektiv (H10, H11)
      • MEVIT2725 – Video Games: Aesthetics, Industry and Culture (H20)
      • MEVIT3526 – Alternativ film (H12)
      • MEVIT3527 – Norsk film: historie og analyse (H12)
      • MEVIT3810 – Mediestudenter som forskere: akademisk prosjektarbeid (V19)
      • MEVIT3811 – Mediestudenter i arbeidslivet: praksisplass og prosjektarbeid (V19, V20)
      • MEVIT4531/MUS4531 – Musikk og medier (V11, V12, V13)
      • DS2200 – Digital kultur (ved NITH/Westerdals Oslo ACT) (2012-2018)
      Tags: Media and communication, Computer games, Popular culture, Media aesthetics, Textual analysis, Gender and sexuality

      Publications

      • Østby, Joakim Johansen (2021). Skeiv representasjon i dataspill: progressiv utvikling og mediespesifikke muligheter og utfordringer. Norsk Medietidsskrift. ISSN 0804-8452. doi: 10.18261/ISSN.0805-9535-2021-04-04. Full text in Research Archive

      View all works in Cristin

      • Østby, Joakim Johansen (2021). Dataspill og gaming – en internasjonal milliardindustri: Fra Super Mario til e-sport.
      • Østby, Joakim Johansen (2021). Å spille en rolle i fortellingen. Vinduet. ISSN 0042-6288.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Vil ha flere skeive spillhelter. [Internet]. Vårt Land.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Low queer-factor in computer games. [Internet]. Kilden genderresearch.no.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Lite skeivt i dataspill. [Internet]. Kilden kjønnsforskning.no.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Homoseksualitet og kjønn i spillverdener, SENT/Ganske SENT med Spillpikene, Teknisk Museum.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Game along: Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Tønsberg og Nøtterøy bibliotek.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016). Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Popkult Gjøvik.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2015). #gamebrary: Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2015). Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Deichmanske bibliotek.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2015). Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Horten Bibliotek.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2015). Kjønn og seksualitet i dataspill, Faglig-pedagogisk dag, UiO.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2017). From Embracing Eternity to Riding the Bull: Representations of Homosexuality and Gender in the Video Game Series Mass Effect and Dragon Age. 07 Oslo Media. Full text in Research Archive

      View all works in Cristin

      Published Feb. 11, 2013 2:29 PM - Last modified May 26, 2020 3:21 PM