My name is Josef Nguyen, and I will be starting as an assistant professor in game studies in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall of 2016.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Davis and will be graduating this June (2016).
I am a graduate of the University of the Pacific, receiving both a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in English in 2007. I then attended the University of California, Irvine, earning an M.S. in Information and Computer Science with a concentration in Arts Computation Engineering (A.C.E.) in 2009.
My main academic interests include but are not limited to:
- play and game studies
- digital media and culture
- science and technology studies
- contemporary literature
- cultural constructions of creativity and innovation
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