Stefan Werning is an Associate Professor for Digital Media and Game Studies at Utrecht University, where he co-coordinates the focus area Game Research and organizes the annual summer school Multidisciplinary Game Research. He founded and leads the Utrecht Game Lab, a small research group exploring Analytical Game Design as a research method; the group has been developing prototypes for use in class as well as external partners like the Liszt museum (Bayreuth) and Beeld en Geluid (Hilversum). Stefan holds a degree in North-American Studies and a PhD (2010) in media studies from Bonn University (Germany) and received his venia legendi from Bayreuth University (Germany) in 2015. Previously, he worked as an assistant professor in Bayreuth and Bonn. Stefan has been a visiting scholar (2005) and fellow (2006-2010) at the program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. Moreover, he has worked in the digital games industry while completing his PhD research, most notably at Codemasters (2005) and Nintendo of Europe (2007-09). Stefan's latest book Making Games: The Poetics and Politics of Game Creation Tools was published in the Playful Thinking Series at MIT Press (2021).