Presenting at Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2022!

I am super excited to have been invited to present at this year’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, CA. Thank you to...

Keywords for Video Game Studies Returns! Dr. Ashlee Bird Visits Ohio University

It has been a while since I have been able to organize something fun, cool, and bring together fun and cool people. Now that...

Archaea LARP Mentioned in Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

My friend and OHIO colleague Dr. Mary Kate Hurley brought this to my attention the other day: this might be the first academic reference...

Featured on Ohio College Teaching Consortium Website

I got a little surprise in my inbox today: an email newsletter from the Ohio College Teaching Consortium that features me and my face...

UPCOMING: Athens Public Library Winter Book Club on Octavia Butler’s Kindred for Black History Month

I have been invited to lead and moderate the Athens Public Library’s Winter Book Club this February for Black History Month.  Over the first...

NEW PUBLICATION: “‘Do They See Me as a Virus?’: Imagining Asian American (Environmental) Games” in American Studies

I have a new publication out in American Studies (AMSJ) as part of their double issue on “Our Shared Planet.” My essay is entited...

“Cyberpunk 2077 Fails Its Queer Players” by Matteo Lupetti, Gayming

Earlier this year, in February, I was interviewed by writer and reporter Matteo Lupetti of Gayming magazine for an article he was writing about...

UPCOMING TALK: “Gaming While Asian,” University of Georgia, 11/3, 4:30 PM

I am honored and excited to be giving a talk for the Department of English at the University of Georgia this week on November...

“Escapism in a Digital World” by Bentley Freeman, Ethos Magazine

Happy to see and happy to be interviewed for an article on queerness in games and online culture: “Escapism in a Digital World” by...

LARP Class Featured on OHIO A&S Website

Too funny: I was just alerted to the fact that my ENG 2100 course from 2019, entitled “Why are Americans Afraid of Dragons?: Critical...