Curriculum Vitae

Current employment

Postdoctoral researcher: The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies at Tampere University (Finland), January 2021 – present.

Previous work experience

Research assistant on the GRENDEL project: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), October 2020 – December 2020. Part-time. Member of the Department of Digital Design.

Docent: Utrecht University (The Netherlands), August 2020 – December 2020. Part-time. Member of the Department of Media and Culture Studies.
Teacher on the courses: Inleiding Media and Communicatie (Introduction Media and Communication), Nieuwe Media en Communicatie (New Media and Communication), BA Onderzoeksseminar Media en Cultuur (BA Research Seminar Media and Culture), and BA Thesis Writing Media and Culture.

Part-time Lecturer: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), June 2020 – December 2020. Part-time. Member of the Department of Digital Design.
External lecturer on the MA course Design og udvikling af netværkskulturer (Design and development of user cultures).

Postdoc: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), December 31st, 2019 – March 30th, 2020.
Postdoctoral researcher on Espen Aarseth’s Making Sense of Games project (MSG), funded by the ERC’s Advanced Grant (grant agreement No. 695528) at the Center for Computer Games Research.

PhD Fellow: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), December 30th, 2016 – December 30th, 2019
Salaried PhD Fellow member of the Center for Computer Games Research, and member of the Making Sense of Games (MSG) project, funded by the European Research Council’s (ERC) Advanced Grant (grant agreement No. 695528).

Visiting scholar: Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan), April 1st– July 1st, 2018.

Research Assistant on Intergenerational Games: Utrecht University (The Netherlands), February 1st, 2016 – May 1st, 2016.
Part-time. Research assistant of a collaborative research project on intergenerational gaming. The resulting paper of the literature review has been published in the international peer-reviewed open-access journal Societies with the title “Benefits and Factors Influencing the Design of Intergenerational Digital Games: A Systematic Literature Review”.

Degrees

PhD in Games: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark), December 30th, 2016 – December 30th, 2019
Salaried PhD Fellow, and member of the Center for Computer Games Research in which I participated in the Making Sense of Games (MSG) project that is funded by the European Research Council’s (ERC) Advanced Grant (grant agreement No. 695528).

(Research) Master of Arts in Media and Performance Studies: Utrecht University (The Netherlands), August 2014 – January 2017
A two- year research master’s in media and performance studies

Bachelor of Arts in Japan Studies: Leiden University (The Netherlands), August 2010 – August 2014
Major in Japanese Language and Culture, Arts &Media track.
Minor in Film and Theatre.

Other education and experience

Senior-Editor: Eludamos: Journal for Computer Games Culture, July 15th, 2020 – present. https://www.eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/index

Editor: Narrative special issue, January 2020 – present.
I am the co-editor of the special issue on characters for the academic journal Narrative together with James Phelan and Espen Aarseth.

Erasmus+ Programme Master of Science in Games: IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark) August 2015 – January 2016.

NUJALP Programme of Japanese Language and Culture: Nagasaki University (Japan), September 2012 – August 2013.

Conference organisation

Character Seminar (October 31st – November 1st, 2019), hosted by MSG, IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark. Organiser. https://blogit.itu.dk/msgproject/event/characterseminar-2019/

DiGRA 2019 (August 6 th – 10th, 2019), Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Assistant to the Program Chairs. http://www.digra2019.org/

Games and Literary Theory (August 15th– 17th, 2018), part of the Game Studies Triple Conference (August 13th– 17th, 2018), hosted by MSG, IT University of Copenhagen. Conference Chair. https://gameconference.itu.dk/gameslit.html

Memberships

Games and Literary Theory Committee. August 2018 – present.

Language skills

Dutch: Native language
English: Near native
Japanese: Fluent
Danish: Intermediary
French: Intermediary
Latin: Passive