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Alexander Jenkins

Alexander Jenkins, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 162


  • PhD, Communication, Culture, and Media, Drexel University
  • BA, Anthropology, Drexel University

Research Interests:

  • Digital games
  • Video games
  • Emotion
  • Morality
  • Online fan communities
  • Emerging media
  • Convergence


Alexander Jenkins received his PhD in Communication, Culture, and Media from Drexel University. He teaches classes in communication and media in the Department of Communication at Drexel University. His research interests center on digital games, digital game players, fan discourses on the Internet, and emerging and converging media. He has specifically examined moral discourse in America, emotion and morality in digital games, and online fan communities.

Selected Publications:

  • Douglas Porpora, Alexander Nikolaev, Julia Hagemann May, and Alexander Jenkins (2013). Post-Ethical Society: The Iraq War, Abu-Ghraib, and the Moral Failure of the Secular. Chicago University Press.
  • James Malazita and Alexander Jenkins (2017) “Digital Games and Moral Packaging: The Impacts of In-Game Decisions on Public Pedagogical Deliberation” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, 9(1), 3-20. doi: 10.1386/jgvw.9.1.3_1.
  • Alexander Jenkins, Murugan Anandarajan, and Rob D’Ovidio (2014) “All that glitters is not gold: The role of impression management in data breach notification.” Western Journal of Communication, 78(3), 337-357. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2013.866686.
  • Alexander Jenkins, Alexander Nikolaev, and Douglas Porpora (2012) "Moral Reasoning and the Online Debate about Iraq" Political Communication, 29(1), 44-63. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2011.616876.
  • Alexander Jenkins (forthcoming) “Lighting the Bonfire: The Role of Online Fan Community Collaboration in Dark Souls 3.” In Gaines Hubbell (Ed.) Games Criticism. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.