Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

21 Aug, 2019

Alum Bo Ruberg and Queerness in Video Games on Team LFG

Alum Bo Ruberg was a guest with Team LFG and their discussion of their book Video Games Have Always Been Queer is now online!

Bonnie (Bo) Ruberg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of digital games and interactive media in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. They are also core faculty in the UC Irvine Program in Visual Studies. Their interdisciplinary research crosses media studies, queer studies, the Digital Humanities, cultural studies, and an engagement with computational fields. From 2015-2017, Bo served as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media & Games Division and a member of the Society of Fellows at the University of Southern California. In 2015, Bonnie received their Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media and the Department of Women and Gender Studies. Prior to entering academia, they worked as a technology journalist, reporting on tech, video games, sex, and gender from 2005 to 2009.

From the episode description:

Join Daniel as he sits down with Dr. Bo Ruberg to discuss their recently published book, Video Games Have Always Been Queer, and queerness in/at play! Daniel also tries out being a sentient piece of toast in I Am Bread and goes on a fumblecore journey in Goat Simulator!

Watch the episode here or below!