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Alison Humphrey 

Research Fellow

Alison Humphrey plays with story across drama, digital media, and education. Since starting out as an intern at Marvel Comics, she has directed classical and live-mocapped interactive theatre, produced alternate reality games, and written transmedia television.

A PhD candidate (ABD) in York University’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts, her research-creation dissertation, titled “The Shadowpox Storyworld as Citizen Science Fiction: Building Co-Immunity through Participatory Mixed-Reality Storytelling,” involves a mixed-reality storyworld co-created with young people on three continents, imagining immunization through a superhero metaphor.

Her ongoing research interests include applying this “citizen science fiction” methodology to the social challenges of vaccination, antimicrobial resistance, and climate change.

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