Hello! Welcome to my home on the Internet. My name is Joshua Clark, I’m currently a third year Ph.D student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. My main area of research is the intersection between virtual worlds (usually created by online games) and their social repercussions. Specifically, I’ve written on:
- Civic Engagement
- Information diffusion
- Social learning
All through the lens of virtual worlds.
I’m lucky enough to be advised by professor Dmitri Williams and am a member of the Virtual Worlds Observatory, the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Annenberg Networks Network. My work has been featured in several venues including the Conference of the International Communication Association, American Political Science Association, Sunbelt Social Networks Conference and Meaningful Play.
I have also studied at the Queen’s University at Kingston and the University of British Columbia where I focused on the civic implications of the Internet and the study of censorship. Professionally, I worked with Riot Games as a predictive analytics intern, specializing in social network analysis.