I suppose this is better late than never: allow myself to introduce myself.
I am happy to once again be a part of the HASTAC community. This is my third year as a Scholar, and I look forward to the conversations and connections over the coming year (especially since I am on the job market).
I am a (finishing) PhD Candidate in English at the University of Washington in Seattle. My areas of interest include technoculture, queery theory, cultural studies, new media and video games, 20th C. American literature, pedagogy, RPGs, and other sundry pop culture-y things.
I am the lead organizer of the Keywords for Video Game Studies graduate interest group (GIG) at UW, which is funded by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. The Keywords group is in its second year and hopes to bring together graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and community members to talk about key issues in the study of and research in video games. Last year, the Keywords group had the added honor of being nominated as HASTAC Scholars. And this year, with the continuing generosity of the Simpson Center, we're back and hope to keep video game studies in the mix.
If you're curious and want more information about me or my work, please visit my website: http://staff.washington.edu/changed/