S. M. Hani Sadati is an FRQSC- and IDRC-funded doctoral student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. His PhD project is on Participatory Digital Game Development to Address Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Agriculture Colleges in Ethiopia. As a researcher interested in digital game-based learning and participatory game design, Hani seeks to use the participatory methodologies to create a self-educating tool (a serious game) for instructors at agricultural colleges in Ethiopia to empower them in addressing gender-based violence in their colleges. Hani’s background is in Women Studies (M.A.) and Social Science (B.A.).
His overall research interests include educational studies, game-based learning/gamification, women and gender studies, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, anthropology of health and illness, and participatory methodologies.
Hani is the co-founder and coordinator of the Games and Gamification for Human Development & Well-being (GHDW) Working Group at McGill Faculty of Education.