Alenda Chang

Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies

M.A. & Ph.D. Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
M.A. English Language and Literature,
University of Maryland


2018 Social Sciences & Media Studies



Environmental media, game studies


Alenda Y. Chang is an Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. With a multidisciplinary background in biology, literature, and film, she specializes in merging ecocritical theory with the analysis of contemporary media. Her writing has recently been featured in Ant Spider Bee, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Qui Parle, and her current book project develops ecological frameworks for understanding and designing digital games. She also maintains the Growing Games blog as a resource for researchers in game and ecomedia studies and the environmental humanities.