Liana Kerzner

Liana Kerzner is a video game analyst with a specialty in interactive gender performance. She has been a late night comedian, talk radio host, award-winning documentary producer, acclaimed book editor, op-ed columnist, journalist, mosaic feminist, cosplayer and pin-up model. Since she was 3 years old, she has also been a gamer. In 2016, she made analysis of video games and issues of interest to gamers her primary focus, creating five days-a-week video content on her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/LianaK. Her first formal series, A Gamer's Guide to Feminism, created a positive dialogue surrounding women in gaming. The follow up, Lady Bits, was funded on Kickstarter in only six days, and will premiere in fall 2017.

Why Moral Panics About Video Games Are Bad Politics

April 13, 2018

Despite what the media and politicians have said, there is no evidence that shows that playing video games turn young people into killers. What do presidents Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump have in common? They all presided over moral panics involving games. The ongoing “debate” about video and tabletop games has twisted and...

Gaming: Making Feminism Approachable

June 02, 2017

In this guest edition of The Interview, Jonathan Krause talks to Liana Kerzner, a Canadian media professional-turned-games journalist and critic. Ever since the Gamergate controversy erupted in 2014, gender has been a hot topic in the video game industry. This is true for insiders, enthusiasts and the mainstream culture in their...