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A gently smiling person with glasses and medium length dark hair pulled into a ponytail against a background of greenery.

Jordan Clapper

Assistant Professor, WSU Pullman

Office – Morrill 308
Campus — Pullman
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Jordan is a scholar and developer of Indigenous and queer games. Their work centers around disrupting norms in both design and critique, often through critical-creative practice, as well as engagement through ludic art as acts of survivance. Their research interests are in narrative theory, queer of color critique, identity-based reading and play strategies, Indigenous literature, video games, and pop culture. Jordan has dual terminal degrees. They earned their Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from Brandeis University in 2022. In addition, they have a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Idaho.