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Joost Raessens

Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Full Professor and Chair of Media Theory
Joost Raessens is chair and full Professor of Media Theory at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and scientific director of the Utrecht Center for Game Research (gameresearch.nl). In 2017-2018 he is a visiting scholar at NYU-CUNY. His research focuses on games for change in relation to global climate change and refugee issues. Raessens was the conference chair of the first DiGRA conference Level Up in Utrecht (digra2003.org) and leads the research project Persuasive Gaming (persuasivegaming.nl). Along his book publications are the Handbook of Computer Game Studies (2005), Homo Ludens 2.0 (2012), Playful Identities (2015) and Playful Citizens (2018).