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Video Game Academics on Twitter

This is a list of people/accounts on Twitter who write about, talk about, or study the overlap between video games and academic fields like psychology, communication, economics, sociology, etc. It's an open, crowdsourced doc, so please add yourself or someone you know of below.

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Adam Chapman (@Woodlandstaar)

Historian/games scholar. My research focuses on historical games (Brothers in Arms, Civ, Assassin's Creed etc). Shouter at screens, long-haired.

Allison Eden  (@allison_eden)

asst. prof of communication science at VU University Amsterdam. Media psychology and entertainment research.

Amanda Phillips (@nazcathemad)

Butch. Academic. Gamer. 1/2 Mexican. Unsure what these mean. DH grad studying difference in video games. Queer feminist antiracist 3 for everyone. #transformDH

Andrew Przybylski (@ShuhBillSkee)

Motivation ♦ Oxford Internet Institute ♦ Psychology

Angelica Ortiz de Go (@cyberpsyke)

Psychologist, doctoral researcher, gamer, hungry to understand the human mind and the interactions between human beings and technology to maximize the benefits.

Barış E. Parlan (@bparlan)

Working as graphic designer and PhD student of Communication Faculty @ Eastern Mediterranean University / Northern Cyprus. #Art, #game studies and #communication theories are my main focuses.

Brad J. Bushman (@BradJBushman)

Professor of Communication and Psychology at The Ohio State University & Professor of Communication Science at the VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

carriejill (@carriejill)

Carrie Heeter * Michigan State University Professor * Mindtoon Lab Director. Designing & studying technology-enhanced, outcome-based meditation experiences.

Chris Ferguson (@CJFerguson1111)

Psychologist, Media Researcher, Author, Parent

David McRaney (@davidmcraney)

Person who makes the things you can read/watch/hear at You Are Not So Smart. Latest book:

Dr John N Sutherland (@DrJohnNS)

Video Games Evangelist: 1st developer of games degrees; 1990's virtual reality
Professor Gifu U, Japan; Bible translator; Gollach; Christian

Dr. Patrick O'Connor (@Comicspedia)

Dad, psychologist, gamer, professor. I teach therapists how to use comics and other artifacts of geek culture in therapy!

Elisa Mekler (@elisamekler)

PhD student in psychology, researching games, motivation & affect @MMIBasel; Backtracking in order to continue advancing the game.

Game Quality of Life (@gameqol)

Academics studying working conditions of the videogame industry. Gathering info to track issues & create a resource for advocating change.

Greg Lastowka (@greglas)

Intellectual Property and Internet Law Professor at Rutgers University

Hugo Aranzaes (@hugoaranzaes)

Im a psychologist who likes to read and write scientific articles, watch movies and play video games. Big fan of 80s movies, abandonware and studio ghibli.

Ian Bogost (@ibogost)

@GeorgiaTech Professor, @TheAtlantic Contributing Editor, Author (My books:, Game Designer

Jaime Banks (@amperjay)

Asst Prof of Digital Media at @ischool_TO + @UofTMississauga. Researching identity + user-tech relationships + actor-networks. Games.Dogs.Wine.Geek culture.

James D/Jimmy Ivory (@jivory)

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Virginia Tech.

Jamie Madigan (@JamieMadigan)

Writes about the psychology of video games. Contributor to, Edge Magazine, GamePro, Gamasutra, and

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame)

I make and play games. My New York Times bestselling book is Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

jccalhoun (@jccalhoun)

phd candidate studying videogame lan parties as performances of community, whiteness, and masculinity. Any views expressed are my pwn.

Jeffrey Lin (@RiotLyte)

Lead Designer of Social Systems @ Riot Games, aka Professor Doctor Lyte. Gamer, Scientist, Hubby of @MrsRiotLyte.

Jeroen Jansz (@jj58)

media prof | erasmus university rotterdam | interactive media | ugc | music | busy | talk talk