Bio & Contact

To reach Bonnie, please email them at bruberg [at] You can also find them on Twitter as @myownvelouria.

Bonnie (“Beaux”) is an assistant professor of digital media and games in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. From 2015-2017, Bonnie was a provost’s postdoctoral scholar in the Interactive Media & Games Division and a member of the Society of Fellows at USC. In 2015, Bonnie received their Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

Bonnie’s research and teaching focuses on sexuality and gender in digital media and digital cultures, with a focus on LGBTQ issues and video games. They are the co-editor (with Adrienne Shaw) of the landmark volume Queer Game Studies and the lead organizer and co-founder of the annual Queerness and Games Conference. They are also the author of a number of articles on sex, gender, and technology that have appeared in both scholarly and popular publications.

Bonnie is currently working on two book projects. Their monograph Playing Queer: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity in Video Games argues for looking beyond LGBTQ characters and romances for identifying queer desires in games. The Queer Games Avant-Garde is a collection of interviews with queer indie game-makers who are pushing the boundaries of interactive media.

Bonnie’s CV (last updated January, 2017) is available to view here.

Read more about Bonnie…

– Bonnie’s faculty page from the Department of Informatics, UC Irvine
– Profile of Bonnie from Jetspace Magazine, “Taking Game Designers to School: Queerness in Games”
Interview with Bonnie for USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Family Stories
News about Bonnie and their work from the Berkeley Center for New Media

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