Andy Lee

PhD Student


Andy Lee is a third-year PhD candidate at the Cinema Studies Institute researching spatiality and embodiment in video games. Andy's dissertation investigates the relationship between the United States military and the video game industry, analyzing how military simulation games articulate logics of spatial simulation that are inherited from their origins as military training software.

Published Work

(Forthcoming) “What could be worse than death? Untangling entangled existence in The Last of Us.” The Neutral.


  • 2023 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2023 Robert Lantos Cinema Studies Scholarship
  • 2022 Graduate Program Award for academic distinction in the classroom


MA, Carleton University
BA, University of Toronto