Alenda Y. Chang is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies (Ph.D. Rhetoric, UC Berkeley). With a multidisciplinary background in biology, literature, and film, she specializes in merging environmental criticism with the analysis of contemporary media. Her writing has been featured in a number of journals, including Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Qui Parle, and electronic book review. While at Berkeley, Chang served on the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media and worked as the executive producer for AirQuest, a civic-action game designed to motivate young people to learn more about air-quality issues in their local communities as well as the triggers and risk factors for asthma. She also maintains an informal resource blog for game studies and environmental humanities scholars.
Dr. Chang was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the best and worst cities for gamers.