Researcher biography

Maureen Engel is a Lecturer in Digital Culture in the School of Communication and Arts. She is also Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Canada (on leave). At Alberta, she served as Director of Digital Humanities (2011-13; 2015-2019), and Director of the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in Arts (2011-2019). Formally trained as a textual scholar, her background is in cultural studies, queer theory, and feminist theory. She brings these methods/orientations to her research on digital culture, with a particular interest in locative media, XR, and gaming. She is the author of the game Go Queer, a ludic locative media experience of queer history.

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