I am currenly doing my PhD in Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. I started this blog for research purposes. I did my MA (at UCT as well) on the use of educational software at a disadvantaged primary school, where access to such resources were both scarce and new. (To view my MA thesis “Children’s discourse and software use in a Western Cape Primary School” click here.) My PhD thesis is on middle-class urban children’s use and contextual meanings of commercial games. I look at differential access to games, how they connect with children’s consumer culture and how boys and girls interpret gender branded culture in relation to games. I enjoy doing research with young people about their digitally mediated play and learning experiences.