Kishonna Gray

Kishonna L. Gray (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is a MLK Scholar at MIT in Comparative Media Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Her work broadly intersects identity and new media although she has a particular focus on gaming. Her most recent book, Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), provides a much-needed theoretical framework for examining deviant behavior and deviant bodies within that virtual gaming community. Her work has been featured in academic outlets such as the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Information, Communication, & Society, among others. Her work has also been featured in the LA Times, Paste Magazine, Engadget, The Guardian, BET, and Blavity. She’s a featured blogger and podcaster with “Not Your Mama’s Gamer” ( She also actively blogs on her own websites at and at Follow her on Twitter @KishonnaGray and her Equity in Gaming initiatives @EquityInGaming. 

Last updated

September 1, 2017