Matthew Payne

Department of Film, Television, and Theatre


Associate Professor

  • Game studies
  • History of video games
  • Military entertainment
  • Digital culture
  • Media literacy 

Payne in the News

Activision Blizzard Gender-Bias Suit Shows Videogame Culture Remains a Flashpoint

“Deeply entrenched gender inequities have made reform an uphill climb,” said a University of Notre Dame assistant professor, Matthew Thomas Payne, who studies the videogame industry.

From Super Mario to Zelda: Why vintage video games are selling for more than $1million

Matthew Payne, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame, who specialises in media and video games studies, says he is not surprised at the spike in classic video game values.