Jasper van Vught is assistant professor new media and game studies in the department of Media and Culture studies at Utrecht University. His research includes methodological challenges to studying games as interactive texts and pedagogical challenges and oppurtunities to teaching about and through games, game design, and play in higher education. He is currently programme coordinator of the bachelor programme Media and Culture and is a core member of the Utrecht centre for game research and the Centre for the study of digital games and play. His recent co-authored monograph, Videogame Formalism: On form, aesthetic experience, and methodology, has been published open access by Amsterdam University Press.