Bill Maurer is a cultural anthropologist who conducts research on law, property, money and finance, focusing on the technological infrastructures and social relations of exchange and payment.
Constance Steinkuehler’s expertise is on cognition and learning in multiplayer online games and esports. Her research interests include games and literacy, science reasoning, collaboration and competition, and social and emotional well-being.
David Theo Goldberg’s expertise includes political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and digital humanities. He is executive director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub.
Katie Salen is a designer working at the intersections of youth, online play, and learning. Her research focuses on various aspects of social-emotional learning in online game communities, including conflict resolution, peer mediation, collaboration, and problem-solving.