Author Archives: Bonnie

“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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“Queer Game Studies 101” offers an introduction to the field

In recent months, I’ve been thrilled to hear from many scholars and students interested in working in the emerging paradigm of Queer Game Studies. Yes! However, since this work is relatively new, I find folks have sometimes overlooked the great … Continue reading

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Headed to UC Irvine Informatics as assistant prof of digital games!

I am thrilled to announce that, starting in fall 2017, I will be joining the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine as an assistant professor of digital games and interactive media. I am so excited to be joining a vibrant, … Continue reading

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How to (Actually) Be an Ally at GDC

I originally posted this on Medium before the 2016 Game Developers Conference, but it offers helpful tips for allies in all types of situations, especially game and tech spaces! We all know that games culture and the games industry can … Continue reading

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Queerness and Video Games talk at Stanford’s GAIMS

I’m really looking forward to my upcoming talk at Stanford on January 5th, part of the speaker series for their GAIMS group. Thanks very much to Henry Lowood and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse for inviting me to speak. The talk is called … Continue reading

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Co-organizing Playthink game salon series

One of the great things about working in USC’s Interactive Media and Games Division is all the opportunities to get involved in the life of the department. I’m proud to be joining the wonderful Jane Pinckard in co-organizing the Playthink … Continue reading

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Teaching Experimental Games this spring at USC

I was super excited to learn that, this coming spring, I’ll be temporarily taking over Richard Lemarchand‘s amazing production course on experimental games. Richard is an amazing designer and teacher, and it’s truly an honor. Plus, I get to do … Continue reading

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