Evan Torner

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Evan Torner (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst) is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as Undergraduate Director of German Studies and the Director of the UC Game Lab. His fields of expertise include East German genre cinema, German film history, critical race theory, and science fiction. His secondary fields of expertise include role-playing game studies, Nordic larp, cultural criticism, electronic music and second-language pedagogy. He has written a variety of texts on RPGs, including his co-edited volume (with William J. White) Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media (McFarland, 2012) and articles related to post-larp depression, uncertainty, self-reflexivity, transmedia, futurity, and combat in RPGs.