Christopher J. Persaud is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. Broadly, he enjoys thinking about how identity and popular culture are entangled with the production and usage of media and communication technologies. His research and writing projects tend to focus on new media, video games and gaming culture, and queer media and cultural production.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French with a minor in LGBT Studies from Temple University. His undergraduate work focused on cultural sociology, queer theory, and media representation. Prior to graduate school, Christopher was a research assistant for the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England, held summer research fellowships at Harvard University in the Sociology and History of Science departments, and worked on the LGBTQ Video Game Archive project.