John Vanderhoef

John Vanderhoef Communications CSUDH John Vanderhoef, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communications

Library 5076
(310) 243-2786
jvanderhoef@csudh.edu

B.A. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

John Vanderhoef is an Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Media in the Communications Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He holds a PhD from the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include indie media, digital labor, media industries, power and resistance, and discourses around gender, race, and sexuality in media and production cultures.

He teaches Media Industries, Introduction to Film, Senior Projects, Emerging Media Writing and Emerging Media Making, among other courses.

John has published work in journals like Television and New Media and Ada, and in edited collections like Production Studies The Sequel and The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies.

His book, Passion, Pixels, and Profit: The New Creative Economy of Indie Game Production, released through the University of Michigan Press, explores the development, distribution, and promotion of indie video games in the 21st century within a framework of neoliberalism and romantic individualism.