Kateryna Barnes | photo by Olav Rokne (olav.ca)
Kateryna Barnes by Olav Rokne

I spend a lot of time navigating and existing in the spaces between writing, games, photography, place, identity, travel, nature, art, reading, politics, music and food; this is where those interests intersect.  Schooled in digital humanities, literature, media and anthropology, I’m compulsively learning and exploring outside of those categories as well.

When I’m not wrangling the digital and print communications at the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, I’m exploring the theoretical potentials of decolonizing digital space, particularly videogame ecology, settler-colonial horror media/culture and trauma, Northern identity and representation, border studies, post-structuralist semiotics, and qualitative research methodologies.

I’m based in Amiskwaciy (Edmonton) after a few recent stints living in Tkaronto (Toronto) and  Tiohtià:ke (Montreal).

Je parle français et Я знаю українську мову.

I’m active on Twitter– it’s a good way to get a hold of me: @barnfeline

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