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Bonnie Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online

07 May, 2019

Bonnie Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online

BCNM was lucky to host Bonnie Ruberg for the final Commons Conversation of the spring 2019 semester. A UC Berkeley alum who earned a PhD Comparative Literature and a DE in New Media from BCNM (2015), Ruberg shared their pivotal research exploring gender, sexuality, intersectionality, social justice, digital media, and digital cultures to a full house in the BCNM Commons.

Bonnie Ruberg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of digital games and interactive media in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Their research explores gender and sexuality in digital media and digital cultures. They are the author of Video Games Have Always Been Queer (NYU Press, 2019) and the co-editor of Queer Game Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), as well as the co-lead organizer and co-founder of the annual Queerness and Games Conference. They received their Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media and served as a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the University of Southern California.