Since Oct. 2016, Mahshid Mayar has been an assistant professor of American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany. In her current position, Mahshid follows two broad lines of research; while she engages with ‚blank‘ and ‘erasure’ in postmodern American literature for her second-book/Habilitation project, she also conducts research in critical game studies. With works that engage with pacifism, humanitarian crisis, Islamophobia, and historical referentiality in digital games, Mahshid theorizes the study of digital games and examines game titles that open dialogues on history and culture. Since early 2019, Mahshid has been a member of the central committee of the Arbeitskreises Geschichtswissenschaft und Digitale Spiele. She can be reached at mahshid.mayar [at] uni-bielefeld.de.