Michigan State University
Michigan State University
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Elizabeth LaPensée
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ELIZABETH LaPENSÉE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Media & Information – Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher who creates and studies Indigenous-led media such as games and comics. She is Anishinaabe with family from Bay Mills, Métis, and Irish. She is an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. She designed When Rivers Were Trails (2019), a 2D adventure game following a displaced Anishinaabe during allotment in the 1890’s, which won the Adaptation Award at IndieCade 2019. She designed and created art for Thunderbird Strike (2017), a lightning-searing side-scroller game which won Best Digital Media at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2017.

CONTACT

Website: http://www.elizabethlapensee.com/

Email: odamino@msu.edu

 

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Department of Media and Information 
404 Wilson Road, Room 409
East Lansing MI 48824 US

  

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