Author Archives: Bonnie

Queer Game Studies collection hits shelves this March!

Queer Games Studies, the edited volume about LGBTQ issues and video games that Adrienne Shaw and I have been working on since 2013, is now almost here! The book will be out this March, 2017 from University of Minnesota Press. … Continue reading

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The 2017 Queerness and Games Conference is only three months away

It’s hard to believe, but there are now less than three months left until the 2017 Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon). After three years in Berkeley, QGCon is coming to Los Angeles for the first time this spring. The event … Continue reading

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The draft of my book Playing Queer is complete!

For the past 10 weeks, I’ve been hard at work writing the full manuscript of my book Playing Queer: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity in Video Games beyond Representation. It’s now in the hands of my editors (woot!). Until the plan … Continue reading

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“Video Games and Queer Affect” panel at SCMS 2017

I’m really looking forward to the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference this year, which is happening in Chicago, 3/21 – 3/26. It’s the first time that I’m chairing a panel at the event — “Video Games and … Continue reading

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PhD Research in Queer Game Studies at UC Irvine

I start my wonderful new job as an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine this coming summer, 2017. One of the most exciting parts of my transition from postdoc to professor is that I get to … Continue reading

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Resources for supporting marginalized students post-election

Let me start by saying that the resources I have to offer here are small and simple. They pale in comparison to the magnitude of the anger, sadness, and grief that comes in the wake of the presidential election. However, … Continue reading

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“Getting a Game Studies PhD: A Guide for Aspiring Video Game Scholars”

It’s grad school application season — but where should you apply if you want to be a game studies scholar? Over the last few months, I have received lots of messages from current undergraduate students, masters students, or other folks … Continue reading

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“Video Games, Identity, & Diversity” class at USC

This semester I am teaching my last class as a postdoc at USC — which is bittersweet, because I absolutely love my students in the Interactive Media and Games Division. Luckily, my department has been wonderful about allowing me to … Continue reading

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My article on digital labor and amateur online pornography is out!

I have a new article hot off the presses. I’m honored to be part of the wonderful “Porn Labor” special issue of the Porn Studies journal, with editors Jiz Lee and Rebecca Sullivan. My article “Doing It for Free: Digital … Continue reading

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4th annual Queerness and Games Conference in Los Angeles spring 2017!

Big news! After three years running as a fall event in Berkeley, the Queerness and Games Conference is moving down to Los Angeles for our fourth year. The official dates haven’t been announced yet, but we’re aiming for early April. … Continue reading

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