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Amanda Curtis

DPhil Student

Amanda Curtis

DPhil Student


Amanda is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research investigates how playing video games reconfigures the ways players think, know, and make meaning in their lives. Her work explores how such everyday play practices are also related to creativity and identity.

Amanda currently runs the Oxford-based Games & Technologies group. Prior to pursuing her DPhil, Amanda worked as a user experience researcher. She holds an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute and a BS in Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation from the University of Southern California.

Amanda’s research is generously funded by the Oxford Internet Institute’s Shirley Scholarship.

Research Interests

Video games, player experience, knowledge creation, creativity, design research, lifelong learning

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, September 2021 -
  • MSc Student, September 2019 - September 2020


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