Tom Boellstorff is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he is the author of many articles and the books The Gay Archipelago (Princeton University Press, 2005); A Coincidence of Desires (Duke University Press, 2007); and Coming of Age in Second Life (Princeton University Press, new edition 2015). He is also the coauthor of Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method (Princeton University Press, 2012), and the coeditor of Data, Now Bigger and Better (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2015). With Bill Maurer, he is Series Editor for the Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology (Princeton University Press). A former Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association, he currently sits on the editorial boards of many journals, including Games and Culture and Sexualities.
Dr. Tom Boellstorff, UCI Anthropology, will serve as the discussant for AiT's Panel titled "Digital Space"