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Master of Science



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Gina Marie Longo

Abstract is a live entertainment platform where individuals live stream events, including playing video games, playing board and tabletop games, creating art, and more. Twitch has a diverse base of streamers, but Twitch has just begun. The most common approach has focused on cisgender, heterosexual white men in the cases where it has been studied. Though these streamers should be studied in sociology, this focus leaves out the experiences of both cis women and Trans* streamers. This research proposal tries to situate the relationship of Trans* streamers with both the platform and their audience, seeing if these relationships affect their ability to earn income and status in a precarious digital workplace. This study will incorporate a primarily qualitative approach, interviewing cisgender, Transgender, and non-binary streamers about their experiences.


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