Mia Consalvo, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair In Game Studies & Design, Communication Studies
BA, Communications, Lyndon State College, Vermont
MA, Communications, University of Washington
PhD, Mass Communications, University of Iowa
Areas of research and teaching
My main focus is game studies, with particular interests in players and the culture of gameplay. I’m currently working on a book about Japan’s role in the creation of the game industry as well as game culture generally. I’m also doing work on social games, sports videogames, and the now defunct casual MMO Faunasphere.
Fall: INDI 620/820 G Digital Games: Theory and Research
Winter: COMS 610
INDI 620G/ 820G / 642Q Digital Games: Theory and Research
Japan's Videogames (forthcoming) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Players and their pets: Gaming communities from Beta to Sunset (2015) with Jason Begy, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Recent and upcoming talks
Women and Sports Videogames
Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, UK, October 2012
Playing with ethics: Digital games and moral dilemmas 2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago, USA, October 2012