CST PhD Student
Diegesis, Methodology, Reification, Epistemo-Ontology, Cultural Economy, Performance Studies, Environmental Humanities, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Community Economies, Consent Studies, Gender Playability, Decolonial Studies, Analog Game Studies, Critical Code Studies (CCS).
- Mellon Public Scholars 2020
- HASTAC Scholars Fellowship (2018-2020)
- Cultural Studies Association Travel Award (2019)
- Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UC Davis (2018-19)
- Graduate Assistantship, The Humanities Sustainability Research Project, Portland Center for Public Humanities (PCPH), PSU (2009
- M.F.A. Creative Writing, Portland State University, 2014.
- B.A. English & Interdisciplinary Studies, double major. Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, 2007.
- “The Reality Code: Interpreting Aggregate Larp Rules as Code that Runs on Humans.” The International Journal of Role-Playing, Issue 7.
- “A Question of Diegesis and Agency: Towards a New Materialist Rhetoric for Narrative Studies.” Presenter, Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) conference, 2019.
- “Whose Autonomy? 50 Years of Emergent Refusals in the Other Utopia.” Presenter, the Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) annual conference, CSU East Bay, 2019.
- “Searching for Zero: Spitballing Hegemonic Modes of “Unknowing” and Conjuring the Big “O” Other.” Presenter, the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) annual conference, 2019.
- “Racialized Sousveillance and the Biopolitics of Grievability: Video Footage of Police Brutality as Speculative Realism.” Presenter, Cultural Studies Association (CSA) annual conference, Tulane University, 2019.
- “Game Design Methodologies for Gender Playability: A Case Study of Thermophiles in Love.” Invited presenter, the Social Studies of Live Action Role-Playing Games Conference, the European University of St. Petersburg, 2016.
- “Code as Diegetic Language in LARP.” Invited presenter for the “Critical Code Studies and Creativity” panel, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) annual conference, 2016.
- “Lessons in Netprov: Collaborative Writing in the Digital Age.” Presenter with Rob Wittig and Mark Marino, The Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley, 2016.
- “Gender Playability in Larp: The Roles of Performativity and Interpolation.” Presenter, the Annual Gender Studies Symposium, Lewis & Clark College, 2016.
- “Teaching Political Economy through Larp: Some Game Mechanics of Feudalism and Capitalism.” Presenter, the Role-Playing and Simulation in Education Conference. Texas State University, 2016.
- “Beyond Lords and Ladies: Factors that Support (or Inhibit) Player Experimentation with Gender.” Presenter, the Living Games Conference, the Game Center, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2014.
- “Larp and Leisure Labor: Situating Live Action Role-Play within the New Economic Ecology.” Presenter, the Living Games Conference, the Game Center, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2014.
- HASTAC Scholars Fellowship. The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2018-2020.
- Provost’s Fellowship, UC Davis, 2018-19.
- Graduate Assistantship with the Portland Center for Public Humanities, Portland State University, 2009.
- The California Economies Collective, UC Davis, Organizer
- The ModLab, Humanities Gaming Lab, UC Davis, Graduate Research Fellow
- The Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab, USC, Advanced Research Affiliate
- The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)
- The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
- The Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
Selected Activism & Consensus Community Organizing
Slingshot (activist newspaper)
Berkeley, Calif. 2011-present Editorial Collective Member
LAND ACTION (adverse possession mutual aid network)
Oakland, Calif. 2015-2016 Development Director, Organizer
The Long Haul Infoshop (community space)
Berkeley, Calif. 2011-15 Collective Member
Villagecraft (decentralized education network)
San Francisco Bay Area 2013-15 Network Facilitator
Occupy the Farm (guerilla farming movement)
Albany, Calif. 2013-15 Organizer, Publicist
The Sudo Room (hacker space)
Oakland, Calif. 2013-15 Collective Member, Publicist
PLACE for Sustainable Living (urban ecovillage & community center)
Oakland, Calif. 2013-15 Organizer, Publicity
The Omni Commons (post-hierarchal community space)
Oakland, Calif. 2014-15 Organizer, Publicist
Liberated Lens (film collective)
Oakland, Calif. 2014-15 Collective Member
Oakland Spring Rising (urban farming movement)
Oakland, Calif. 2015 Organizer
Oakland, Calif. 2011 Organizer
The WTO Protests
Seattle, Wash. 1999 Activist, Journalist
The Pickering Farm Community Garden
Issaquah, Wash. 1996-00 Organizer
Interactive Media & Gamemaking:
Sivad: A Live Action Role-Playing Game
UC Davis ModLab 2019 Project Director
Hotel Obfuscia produced by Foma Labs (interactive theatre)
San Francisco, Calif. 2017 Performance Artist
directed by Mark Marino & Rob Wittig (netprov)
One Star Reviews 2017 Featured Player
Fake News Agency 2017 Featured Player
Thermophiles in Love 2016 Co-creator
Monstrous Weather 2016 Featured Player
Air-B-n-Me 2016 Featured Player
Thermophiles in Love (larp)
Berkeley, Calif. & Atlanta, Ga. 2016 Larpwright, Co-Facilitator
Bleed, Harrassment, Truama (larp)
with Sarah Lynn Bowman, John Stavropoulos & Sarah Hart
2016 Larpwright, Co-Facilitator
Los Angeles Freeform & Theatre Larp Collective
Los Angeles, Calif. 2016 Co-founder
Cat Bloc (protest performance)
San Francisco Bay Area 2014-15 Performance Artist
Break Silence, End Isolation (protest performance)
San Francisco Bay Area 2013 Performance Artist
Beyond the Aether (larp)
Portland, Ore. 2009-12 Rules Development, Co-Facilitator
Portland, Ore. 2008-10 Performance Artist
Seattle, Wash. 2000-08 Performance Artist
NERO Alliance (larp)
Seattle Chapter 2003-07 Volunteer
Oregon Chapter 2005 Staff
Camlann Medieval Village (interactive theatre, reenactment)
Carnation, Wash. 1996-98 Performance Artist