Marcus Tran Degnan

Marcus Tran Degnan is a graduate student in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he works on grotesque literary aesthetics, Vietnamese American cultural production, and racialization in video game studies. In addition to his scholarly work, Marcus is involved in progressive political community organizing, with a specific focus on both Vietnamese American and broader Asian American coalitions. He has worked with Asian Pacific Islander-Equality Los Angeles, the Washington, DC–based Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, and is a member of the national progressive Vietnamese American collective, Ha Ba Trung.


Gaming Gone Queer

A new collection of essays probes how queerness intersects with the video game as an industry and an art form....

Gaming Gone Queer
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