Carly A. Kocurek is the author of two books about the history of video games: Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and Brenda Laurel: Pioneering Games for Girls (Bloomsbury, 2017). With Jennifer deWinter, she cofounded and co-edits the Influential Video Game Designers book series for Bloomsbury. She is an associate professor of digital humanities and media studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and she is currently co-authoring a book on the Ultima game franchise.