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Jane Pinckard

Jane Pinckard lectures in the Interactive Media and Games division at the University of Southern California. She came to USC from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was associate director of the Center for Games and Playable Media. She is internationally known for her long-running blog GameGirlAdvance, which explores games and art in a broader cultural context.

As a games journalist, Jane’s writing has been seen in a variety of publications including Theme Magazine, Xbox Nation and Salon. In 2005, she co-created The 1Up show, a weekly video internet show about game culture for the 1Up Network. An expert in gaming, she has lectured at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, California College of the Arts and Whitman College and served as a non-resident fellow at Stanford University in Lawrence Lessig’s Law in Virtual Societies class. Jane has also spoken at South by Southwest, PAX and the Game Developers Conference, the industry's leading tradeshow for videogame developers.