About Me

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Amanda L. L. Cullen, PhD

Currently I am a User Researcher for Diablo IV at Blizzard Entertainment.

I’m a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI I was an ARCS Scholar and a Twitch Research Fellow. I was also recognized as a Techmaker in Gaming by Google/Stadia and as a Women in Gaming Game Changer by Microsoft/Xbox.

My previous degrees are a bachelor’s and a master’s in cultural anthropology (University of West Florida) and a master’s in public service (University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service).

My research interests and areas include: anthropology, video games, game culture, live streaming, esports, social media, fandom/fan studies, gender and sexuality studies.

My free time is spent immersing myself in pop culture: comic books, television, movies, and video games.

You can contact me at amandalawsoncullen@gmail.com and find me on Twitter @AmandazonPhD