Patrick Jagoda is an Assistant Professor of English and New Media Studies at the University of Chicago and is a coeditor of Critical Inquiry. He specializes in new media studies, transmedia storytelling, 20th and 21st century American literature, and digital game design. Dr. Jagoda has directed several alternate reality games and published widely in a number of peer-reviewed journals. He has coedited two special issues: “Comics and Media” (with Hillary Chute for Critical Inquiry) and “New Media and American Literature” (with Wendy Chun and Tara McPherson for American Literature). With Dr. Gilliam, he co-founded the GCC Lab and has a particular interest in experimental games, techniques for playful learning, and the role of affect theory in making sense of games as atmospheres rather than events. Dr. Jagoda was recently appointed as a Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin for the 2014-2015 academic year and will divide his time between Chicago and Austin.