Speaker Details

Benjamin Stokes
Researcher/Ph.D Student, USC Annenberg School for Communication

Stokes investigates how digital media foster civic engagement, informal learning, and activism. He is currently studying how mobile media and videogames can advance social justice by bridging online and offline participation. Most recently, he was an education program officer at the MacArthur Foundation focused on digital media and learning. He also cofounded Games for Change, the branch of the serious games movement focused on social issues and nonprofit organizations, and led the development of original digital media properties.