Jocelyn Kwan

Research Project

Representations of Female Protagonists in Video Games


Hi! I’m Jocelyn 🙂 I’m in my final year of studying Professional Communication and minoring in communication design at TMU! As a passionate girl gamer, my capstone project is dedicated to understanding how female protagonists are portrayed within video games.

Research Summary

Following the birth of Lara Croft, the underrepresentation of female characters were brought to the forefront, with many criticizing the the sexist and stereotypical portrayals of women in video games. My multimodal critical analysis has found that sexualization still persisted in female protagonist games, and that protagonists both resisted and reinforced traditional narratives surrounding heroism.

Research Poster

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