Aleena Chia
Telephone: +358 40 805 4543
Aleena Chia (PhD, Indiana University) is postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä. Her dissertation used ethnographic methods to investigate boundary work in multiplayer games on conceptual, infrastructural, and interpretive levels – as structuring categories in post-Fordism, as achievement systems in player communities, and as moral calculations in the new economy. Her other projects investigate the politics of algorithmic publics in digital game analytics and neuro-technological wearables. Her work has been supported by a fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, training from the School of Criticism and Theory, and an internship at Microsoft Research New England, and has been published in American Behavioral Scientist and the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. More information about her research can be found at