Nika Nourmohammadi

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Ph.D. Student, Informatics (2022-23)
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Nika Nour is a Ph.D. student at UC Irvines's Department of Informatics advised by Constance Steinkuehler, Ph.D. After seeing the devastating consequences of misinformation, Nour became passionate to discover what causes people to be susceptible and understand how their perceptions changed due to being exposed to them. Specifically, she is researching the implications of deepfakes on an individual's values, beliefs, and biases. Her previous academic degrees focused on political theory, prevention of viral infections in warfare, and the cross-cultural frameworks of public policy and media relations.

Nour was named to Forbe's Magazines 30 under 30 List in 2021 for her role as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association Foundation Foundation, where she is focused on improving diversity and inclusion. She was responsible for helping launch the Black in Gaming Awards and Latinx in Gaming Conference, as well as pivoting Game Developers Conference scholarships to an online format during the pandemic.


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