Five new scholars have joined Princeton University’s Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this fall. The society is an interdisciplinary community of postdoctoral fellows and Princeton faculty members that aims to bring innovative approaches to scholarship and teaching.
Akil Fletcher, appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Council. He is an anthropologist whose research intersects the lines of anthropology, African American Studies and game studies. His research looks at how Black individuals create identity, community and alternative forms of play within online games and gaming spaces. Fletcher received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine. This fall, he is teaching the course “Gaming Blackness: The Anthropology of Video Games and Race.”