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Marissa Koors

Greater Boston Area
I am a recent graduate of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing program at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. I primarily work and write in the intersection of critical theory and games studies, and am interested in theorizing and developing an inhabitable criticism wherein players can discover, explore, and challenge existing power structures through gameplay. My latest activities include speaking at QUEUC 2014 and Re: Humanities 2014, becoming a HASTAC 2013-2014 Scholar, completing an internship at the MIT Press, and concluding a research assistantship at the Engagement Game Lab. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the violin, writing short fiction, and cuddling with cats. I am currently applying to PhD programs while working as an Associate Acquisitions Editor for Artech House Publishers, and continue to assist the editorial team of Civic Media: Technology, Design and Practice, an edited collection slated for publication by the MIT Press in Spring 2016 .