Thomas Tom, Ph.D.

Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies · Tampere University, Finland — Senior Researcher

Tampere Institute for Advanced Studies · Tampere University, Finland — Senior Researcher

Research Areas

  • Games and Play
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects

Highlighted publications

About

Tom (he/him) is from Aotearoa/New Zealand, and has lived in Finland since 2019. His research interests currently include: avatars in videogames and social media, the history of table-top roleplaying (pre 1990), and the interplay and entanglements of gender, sexuality, pornography and sex work in historical and contemporary gaming cultures.