Gabrielle Trepanier-Jobin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. Her main areas of expertise include media sociology, gender, Internet and game studies. Gabrielle holds a Joint Ph.D. in Communication from UQAM/UdeM/Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Her PhD thesis explores the possibility of using parodies as playful means to denaturalize gender stereotypes, raise consciousness and empower people. During her postdoctoral fellowship at MIT Comparative Media Studies | Writing, she pursued her work on gender parody in the fields of Internet and game studies by creating the machinima parody FREE SPEACH.