Josh Wood does a lot of things, and wears a lot of hats.


I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Program at Clemson University, studying under, among others, Dave Blakesley, Cythia Haynes, and Victor Vitanza. I also spent a summer semester as a visiting scholar at the European Graduate School, taking courses and sitting in on lectures by Avital Ronnell, Diane Davis, Elisa Marder, Simon Crichtley, and more.

My work currently focuses around gaming and affect theory. My dissertation, titled Affective Gaming, is centered around questions of Race, Affect, and Identity, and how those manifest and may be manifested by video games. Key to this work is a video game which will sit beside the traditional dissertation.

I also teach composition and writing, and over the past few years have developed a passion for bringing tabletop role-playing games into the classroom.

On top of all of this, I am also a writer of fiction and poetry