About Me

Hello! I am Melinda Cohoon

A PhD Candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington

I research Iranian and Iranian-American gamers who play online games such as World of Warcraft. Using frameworks of affect and empathy, my dissertation touches on desire to belong, censorship, and cyber violence. I also focus on the spread of information and disinformation across 4Chan, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Twitch.TV, and Twitter.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me.

My email is mecohoon@uw.edu.