Luis Perez Cortes

Post-Doc, Drs. Leyva/Walker


Research Interests

My research explores how the playing, making, and modding of digital and tabletop games helps develop young peoples' abilities to address environmental issues, benefit underrepresented and underserved students, and aids players see the world, society, and themselves as malleable, re-designable entities.

2nd Language Learning Community & Family-based Learning Computer-supported Collaboration Socio-cultural Factors

Related Research Areas

Informal & Life-long Learning Learning Technology Reading & Language

Recent Publications

Pérez Cortés, L. E., Ha, J., Su, M., Nelson, B., Bowman C., & Bowman, J. (2023). Gleaning museum visitors’ behaviors by analyzing questions asked in a mobile app. Educational Technology Research and Development. 

Pérez Cortés, L. E., & Kessner, T. M. (2023). The future of games scholarship: An interview with James Paul Gee.  Games & Culture.

Kessner, T. M., & Pérez Cortés, L. E. (2023). Mechanics and experience in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Opportunities to develop (global) civic empathy. Simulation & Gaming.

Gao, Y., Bernier, J., Kessner, T. M., Pérez Cortés, L. E., & Gee, E. (2022). No player left behind: Exploring the use of collaborative talk in a playfixing activity. CoDesign, The International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts.

Pérez Cortés, L. E.,  Gao, Y., Kessner, T. M., Bernier, J., & Gee, E. R. (2022). Playfixing broken games: A design-oriented activity for engaging in designerly ways of thinking.  International Journal of Game-Based Learning. 

Luis Perez Cortes's Google Scholar profile

News and Awards

LRDC Post Doc Luis Pérez Cortés was featured in the November 2022 LRDC Research News for his guest appearance on a podcast, "Just an Hour," sponsored by Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

November 8, 2022


Listen to Luis Perez Cortes, LRDC Post Doc, on "Just an Hour: Exploring the meaning of transdisciplinary scholarship." ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

October 24, 2022


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