Bonnie Ruberg, Ph.D. is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at the University of Southern California and an incoming Assistant Professor of digital media and games in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. Her research explores gender and sexuality in digital cultures, with a special interest in LGBTQ issues in video games. Bonnie is the lead organizer of the annual Queerness and Games Conference, the co-editor of the volume Queer Game Studies, and the author of a current book project titled Playing Queer: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity in Video Games beyond Representation.
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Each presentation in the series is part of the series of free, public lectures in the 2017 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series entitled “Video Games as Visual Culture” (part of the course Video Games as Visual Culture FILM 80V taught by Assistant Professor Soraya Murray). Arts Dean Susan Solt has selected the speakers, all noted for their innovative perspectives on one of the most inﬂuential forms of visual culture of our time.
The public is cordially invited. Admission is free. Parking by permit.
Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, Arts Dean’s Excellence Fund, Departments of History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) and Art, US Bank, and the Patricia & Rowland Rebele Chair in HAVC.