Ryan Scheiding is a PhD Candidate in the Communication Studies Program at Concordia University and former Editorial Assistant for the Critical Studies in Media Communication journal. He is also affiliated with the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) research lab, the mlab and the Media History Research Centre (MHRC) at Concordia. Prior to joining the program, he received MAs at the University of Waterloo in History and at York University in Communication & Culture and a graduate diploma in Asian Studies from the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). His research is primarily concerned with the collective memory of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as expressed through video games, especially Fallout and Resident Evil. He is also the writer/ director of Nagasaki Kitty, a twine game based on the experiences of atomic bomb victims. In his past studies, he has focused on collective memory practices, legacies of propaganda in media and World War II Japanese history.