Joakim Johansen Østby

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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 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
    • Textual analysis
    • Media aesthetics
    • Cultural theory
    • Gender and sexuality

    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

      • EXFAC03-MVIT - Foundational Skills in Media Studies (2012, 2017, 2018, 2019)
      • EST4004 - Writing Course for Aesthetic Studies (2012)
      • MEVIT1110 - Audiovisual Aesthetics (2011, 2016)
      • MEVIT1210 - Media History and Media Institutions (2012)
      • MEVIT1700 - Digital Culture (2011, 2012, 2017)
      • MEVIT2110 - Media and Cultural Theory (2012, 2013)
      • MEVIT2532 - Film History (2012)
      • MEVIT2700 - Media Texts: Theory and Analysis (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)
      • MEVIT2724 - Computer Games in a Comparative Media Perspective (2010, 2011)
      • MEVIT3526 - Alternative Film (2012)
      • MEVIT3527 - Norwegian Film: History and Analysis (2012)
      • MEVIT4531/MUS4531 - Music and the Media (2011, 2012, 2013)
      • DS2200 - Digital Culture (at NITH/Westerdals Oslo ACT)
      Tags: Media and communication, Computer games, Popular culture, Media aesthetics, Textual analysis, Gender and sexuality

      Publications

      • 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. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
      • 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 (2016). Homoseksualitet og kjønn i spillverdener, SENT/Ganske SENT med Spillpikene, Teknisk Museum.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016, 07. juni). Lite skeivt i dataspill. [Internett].  Kilden kjønnsforskning.no.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016, 22. juni). Low queer-factor in computer games. [Internett].  Kilden genderresearch.no.
      • Østby, Kim Johansen (2016, 07. juli). Vil ha flere skeive spillhelter. [Internett].  Vårt Land.
      • 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 (2015). #gamebrary: Homoseksualitet og kjønn i dataspill, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek.

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      Published Feb. 11, 2013 2:29 PM - Last modified Sep. 4, 2019 1:21 PM