Research Associate
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Maria has been researching video games and digital media from the perspectives of genre, nostalgia and local history. She is an expert of media history, and her current work focuses on the contemporary forms of hacking, as well as the maker movement. Maria’s recent publications have dealt with indie games, role-playing games, and roguelikes. She is a co-funder of Replay. The Polish Journal of Game Studies and the vice-president of Games Research Association of Poland. She is a postdoc researcher on the "Creative Micro-computing in Australia, 1976-1992" project. Watch the film here.


PhD, University of Lodz

Honours, awards and grants

Maria was Project Leader on the "Redefinition of fantasy genre in digital games", Preludium 1, National Science Center Poland (2011-2014) project. She was also an Investigator on the "Alternative usage of new media technology during the decline of People’s Republic of Poland", Opus 4, National Science Center Poland (2013-17) project. Maria has presented her research at many conferences nationally and internationally, including DiGRA, CEEGS and SCMS conferences.


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