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Prof. Dr. Joost Raessens (Staff)

Function: Professor of Media Theory, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
Research: Ludification of culture; homo ludens 2.0; ludic turn in media theory; playful identities; serious games; play as a conceptual framework for the analysis of media use.
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Prof. Dr. William Uricchio

WilliamFunction: Professor of Comparative Media History, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University; Professor and director of Comparative Media Studies (CMS) at MIT.
Research: Interplay of media technologies and cultural practices in relation to the (re)construction of representation and knowledge.
uricchio(at)mit.edu / website

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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein

JeffreyFunction: Affiliated Researcher at the Research Institute for History and Culture, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
Research: Applied media research; media psychology; violent video games; psychology of humor; toys, play and child development.
j.goldstein(at)uu.nl / website

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Dr. René Glas (Staff)

ReneFunction: Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.

Research: Control, agency and ownership issues in/around digital games; cheating; “gamification”; digital game history; participatory culture; fan culture; World of Warcraft…
r.glas(at)uu.nl / website

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Dr. Michiel de Lange (Staff)

Michiel2Function: Lecturer in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University; co-founder of The Mobile City.
Research: Mobile and locative games; urban games; play and identity; play as conceptual approach for media analysis.
m.delange(at)uu.nl / website

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Dr. Stefan Werning (Staff)

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Function: Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
Research: implications of economic transformations on media use, media industry studies, transmedia aesthetics and comparative media analysis
s.werning(at)uu.nl 
S.Werning@uu.nl / website

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Dr. Teresa de la Hera Conde-Pumpido (Staff)

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Function: Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer
Research: Persuasive games
T.delaHera(at)uu.nl / website

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Jasper van Vught (Staff)

JapserFunction: Lecturer in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University.

Research: videogame theory; game formalism; violence in videogames.
j.f.vanvught(at)uu.nl / website

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Alex Gekker (Staff)

Function: PhD candidate
Research: Examining the emerging ubiquity of digital maps through combined perspectives of New Media, Science and Technology and Human Geography.
a.gekker(at)uu.nl / website

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Michiel Kamp

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Function: Junior Assistant Professor
Research: video game music; music and media; music and play; phenomenology and listening.
m.kamp1(at)uu.nl / website

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Stephanie de Smale (Staff)

stephaniedesmaleFunction: PhD Candidate

Research: Play as epistemology, serious games in education and healthcare, and media history
s.desmale(at)uu.nl / website

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Sjors Martens

sjorsFunction: PhD Candidate
Research: Transmedia, World building, Possible Worlds, Play, Agency, Carnivalesque
S.C.Martens@uu.nl / website

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