UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives and the Center for Gaming Research welcomes our latest Eadington Fellow, Yale Belanger, professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in the province of Alberta, Canada. Belanger is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, author of the book Gambling with the Future, and editor of First Nations Gaming in Canada. Join us for his lecture on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in the Goldfield Room.
Eadington Fellow Profile
Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellows, Dr. Dana Herrera and Dr. Cynthia Van Gilder who are working on a joint research project centered on "Hawaiian Vegas."
Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Kim Manh.
Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Colleen O'Neill.
Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Massimo Leone.
Mark R Johnson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research focuses on professional gameplay of all kinds - video games, gambling games, board games - and numerous other topics within "game studies". He's currently working on his first monograph with Bloomsbury Academic, entitled "The Unpredictability of Gameplay". He is also a former professional poker player, a multiple video game world record holder, an independent game developer, and a freelance games writer.
Paul Franke is a doctoral candidate in history at the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. His research interests are the history of gaming, urban history, the history of entertainment and pop-culture in both the USA and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Franke’s current project is his dissertation “The Production of Monaco (1860-1960) and Las Vegas (1945-1976) as Sites of (Un)Moral Economies.” The project will shed light on the production process of the unique gaming experience in both places, via the historical analysis of spatial arrangements, business models, advertisements, the involved workforce, and gaming practices in a comparative perspective.
Scott Boylan (Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1995) specializes in analyzing risk-taking and decision-making under uncertainty. His published work focuses on how factors such as past history, complexity, and effort affect the amount of risk individuals are willing to take when making tax and financial reporting decisions. Boylan is a professor in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He teaches an elective course on casino accounting and the gaming industry.
Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research welcome our latest Eadington fellow, Danielle Seid.
Seid is a Doctoral Candidate in English at The University of Oregon where she teaches history of the motion picture. Her interdisciplinary work centers on American media history, race and empire, and queer-feminist discourse. She recently published an article on a literary and filmic trope, “the reveal,” in Transgender Studies Quarterly, and is currently revising an essay on labor, immigration, and transgender identity for publication in 2016.
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