I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Digital Media in the Department of English at the University of Waterloo, Canada, as well as a Core Researcher of the Critical Media Lab and Games Institute. The city of Kitchener-Waterloo—home to Canada’s Google Accelerator Program and birthplace of Blackberry—is an international hub for technological research and culture. In an environment that merges critical ideas with creative practice, I work on literary studies, media studies, and communication/rhetorical design.

I serve as an Editor and the Director of Communications of electronic book review (media theory and digital literary studies, est. 1995), Co-Editor of the digital review (born-digital arts and literature), and Editor (Media & Digital Culture) of Reviews in Cultural Theory.

My name is pronounced Ligh (“light” without the T) Chee.

laitze [dot] fan [at] gmail [dot] com