Gabrielle Lavenir is a second year PhD student in Concordia’s Social and Cultural Analysis program. Her research focuses on older adults who play videogames and on the figure of the « silver gamer ». She observes what happens at the intersection of ageing and play, particularly in terms of subjectification and normativity. She also look at the strategies of older adults who, stuck in the middle of those normative enterprises, still manage to make room for games.

Gabrielle Lavenir hold a master in sociology from Sciences Po Paris. She is a member of the Observatoire des Mondes Numériques en Sciences Humaines (Paris) and the TAG lab at Concordia.


ageing, videogames, play, successful ageing discourse, critical gerontology, gender