Welcome to my academic web home. I’m an anthropologist and historian, with M.A. degrees in each discipline, and a Ph.D. in American Studies, who specializes in the study of cultural history, media, film, and popular culture.
I am a native of Detroit, who until 2012 was living in Swansea, Wales, teaching in the Departments of Political and Cultural Studies (American Studies and War & Society) and Translation (Screen Studies) at Swansea University. I’m currently residing in Brooklyn and teaching at Pace University.
The links below will take you to information on my publications. The book based on my Ph.D. work at Swansea University, Exploring the Next Frontier: Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in 1960s and 70s Myth and History as well as my newest edited volumes, including Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History (edited with Andrew B.R. Elliot; that book also has its own web page at Playingwiththepast.com).
I also edit a series of books examining games played by people – digital and others – that you can learn about at studiesingaming.com.
You can also find information on my earlier books and other publications, my teaching history across a variety of fields and information on other publications and presentations, too.
To the right you’ll find various links to the work of colleagues, and a mostly accurate and more complete bio of myself on Wikipedia that amuses the heck out of me.