Laine Nooney

Postdoctoral Fellow

Laine Nooney is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication. Laine is a media archaeologist of computers and video games, who brings historical, theoretical and feminist methods the study of everyday users and obsolete technology. Her current research project focuses on the emergence of the "gamer" identity, and how it has affected the formation of both video game history and gender-policing within contemporary gaming communities. Corollary research interests include critical materialism, internet studies, affect theory, social media, and queer and feminist theory. Laine is also an editorial group member for the Journal of Visual Culture.