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“A polymath is one who not only mastered one or several disciplines, but one who synthesizes them, integrates them.” Sidney Harman
Integrate: Combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole. Oxford Dictionary
Dr. Bonnie Ruberg integrates. Her research explores gender and sexuality in contemporary digital cultures, with a focus on LGBTQ issues in video games. A genuine polymathic practitioner, Ruberg utilizes integration to create, educate, reimagine, and challenge our gendered world. For our opening session of the spring 2017 Polymathic Pizza series, join Dr. Ruberg in conversation about the gendered games we play.
Bonnie Ruberg, Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media & Games
Bonnie Ruberg is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media & Games Division at USC 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 contemporary digital cultures, with a focus on LGBTQ issues in video games. She is the co-editor of the volume Queer Game Studies, the author of the book project Playing Queer: Sexuality and Gender in Video Games beyond Representation, and the lead organizer of the annual Queerness and Games conference. Bonnie received her PhD in Comparative Literature, with additional credentials in New Media and Gender and Sexuality Studies, from UC Berkeley. Prior to graduate school, Bonnie worked as a games and technology journalist for publications like The Village Voice and The Economist.