Greig de Peuter received his PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University. He is co-author, with Nick Dyer-Witheford, of Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games (University of Minnesota Press), and he is co-editor, with Mark Coté and Richard J.F. Day, of Utopian Pedagogy: Radical Experiments Against Neoliberal Globalization (University of Toronto Press).
He has collaborated extensively on alternative education and curatorial projects, including the Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry (2005-10), which he co-founded, and more recently on Letters & Handshakes, a collaboration with Christine Shaw.
He has taught such courses as Conceptual Issues in Communication, Political Economy of Communication and Culture, Video Game Studies, and Work and Cultural Industries.
Greig de Peuter researches the contested political economy of media and cultural production, with an emphasis on working conditions, employment relationships, and labour politics in creative industries. CulturalWorkersOrganize.org.
With Enda Brophy and Nicole Cohen, he is completing a SSHRC-funded multi-country study of emerging collective responses to precarity in the arts, media, and cultural sectors.
Other research in progress explores digital labour and video games; coworking spaces; the Independent Artists Union; activism around unpaid internships; and sustainable creative economies.
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