Aaron Trammell, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Informatics at UC Irvine. He graduated from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in 2015 and spent a year at the Annenberg School of Communication at USC as a postdoctoral researcher. Aaron’s research is focused on revealing historical connections between games, play, and the United States military-industrial complex. He is interested in how political and social ideology is integrated in the practice of game design and how these perspectives are negotiated within the imaginations of players. In addition to his work at Analog Game Studies he is also the Multimedia Editor of Sounding Out!
Shelly Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Delhi, where she teaches classes in mythology, literature, and writing. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton. Her research examines analog, digital, and role-playing games through the lens of intersectional feminism and disability studies.
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Evan Torner, PhD is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as Undergraduate Director of German Studies and the Director of the UC Game Lab. He is co-founder and an Editor of the journal Analog Game Studies. To date, he has published 9 co-edited volumes and special journal issues, as well as over 40 articles and book chapters in various venues. His primary fields of expertise include East German genre cinema, German film history, critical race theory, and science fiction. His secondary fields of expertise include role-playing game studies, Nordic larp, cultural criticism, electronic music and second-language pedagogy.
Emma Leigh Waldron, PhD earned her doctorate in Performance Studies from UC Davis, where her dissertation, entitled “Mediated Intimacy: Performing Sex on HBO, YouTube, and in Analog Role-Playing Games” argues that intimacy is a felt sense of proximity that is imbued with meaning and value through performative practices, such as the negotiation of consent. Emma also holds an MA with distinction in Performance Research from the University of Bristol, where her master’s dissertation was entitled “Beyond Binaries: Questioning Authentic Identity in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Emma was also one of the co-founders of the online journal, Analog Game Studies, where she continues to serve as Editor-at-Large.