Mia Consalvo is currently visiting associate professor in the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, and is associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. She is the co-editor (with Charles Ess) of the Handbook of Internet Studies (Blackwell, forthcoming), and is author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames (MIT Press, 2007). Her history with AoIR includes serving as series editor of the AoIR Internet Research Annuals, working as Program Chair for IR 8.0 in Vancouver, and reviewing many, many abstracts. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of game studies and internet studies in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Communication, Games and Culture, Game Studies, and New Media & Society. Her current work investigates the role of Japan in the formation of the digital games industry, and how it has helped to shape game culture and game design. When not playing games or writing about them, she can be found hanging out with her partner John and her 70 pound Doberman Jasper and 7 pound miniature Dachshund Samantha.