Recent and Upcoming:


  • Editor, “Encounters in the ‘Game-Over Era’: The Americas in Videogames,” fiar: Forum for Inter-American Research (forthcoming).

  • “‘our work is done and now for some fun and play’: Personal Fictions of the World and (Counter)Publics of Childhood,” DGfA 2018, Freie Universität Berlin (May 2018).

  • "What Goes on (on) a Globe: Turn-of-the-Century Slate Globes in and out of American Schools." In Other Globes (working title). Eds. Esther Peeren, Simon Ferdinand and Irene Villaescusa. Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society, 2018 (forthcoming).

  • "‘Wild West’ or ‘Weird West’: Western Digital Games and the Re-Narration of the U.S. Empire," EBAAS Joint Annual Meeting, London (Apr. 2018).

  • "“Archiving the Field: American Documentaries about Videogames," Playing the Field, Bavarian America Academy, Munich (Apr. 2018 ).

  • "Game Studies Research and Teaching: Kickoff Meeting," with Tyll Zybura, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld (Dec. 2017 ).

  • "The Ultimate Metaphor: Game Studies in/and American Studies," Austrian American Studies Association, Salzburg, Austria (Nov. 2017).

  • "The Joystick in the Garden: Game Studies in/and American Studies," Contemporary Research Paradigms and Study Projects in English Literary and Cultural Studies (coordinated by Dr. M. Hartner), Bielefeld University, Bielefeld (Nov. 2017 ).

  • Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Department of American Studies, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA (Apr. - May 2017).

  • Awarded the westfälisch-lippische Universitätsgesellschaft Dissertation Prize 2016, Bielefeld University, Germany (Nov. 2016).