Miguel Sicart

This is the personal page of Miguel Sicart, play scholar


Work Address:

IT University, Rued Langgaards Vej 7 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

email: miguel@itu.dk

Present Positions & Main Management Functions

Associate Professor, Center for Computer Games Research

Academic Degrees

December 2006: PhD in game studies, Center for Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Committee: Luciano Floridi, Ian Bogost, T.L. Taylor.

June 2002: MA in Literary Theory, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

June 2000: BA in Spanish Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Employment History

September 2010 - present: Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen January 2009 – July 2013: head of the Media Technology and Games MSc program.

October 2007 - September 2010: Assistant Professor, IT University of Copenhagen

September 2006 - September 2007: Instructor at the IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

February 2006 - April 2006, Visiting Researcher, University of Oxford

September 2003 – August 2006: PhD Student, IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

October 2002 – June 2003: Visiting Researcher (externally funded), IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

September 2001 – May 2002: Research Assistant, Department of Spanish Literature, Literary Theory and General Linguistics, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

PhD Students, Thesis Committees

2008-2011 PhD student Douglas Wilson, co-supervised with Professor T.L. Taylor

2010 Thesis Committee Oliver Perez Latorre, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)

Research Community Service

Member of the Bibliometriske Forskningsindikator Faggruppe 10.

February 2007 – April 2009: Organizers committee, International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Danish Chapter.

Coordinator of the Nordic Game Jam (2007-2010) and the Global Game Jam (2009)

May 14th – 20th 2007, Advanced Game Design Workshop with Julian Oliver, IT University of Copenhagen: coordinator.

December 6th - 8th 2004, Other Players: Conference on multiplayer phenomena: co-arranged (with Jonas Heide Smith).

November 2003, Open Source Game Development Symposium, IT University of Copenhagen: coordinator.

Reviewer: Game Studies, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Virtual Worlds, Ethics and Information Technology, Journal of Business Ethics, DiGRA conference, Nordic-DIGRA conference, Foundations of Digital Games conference, Game Education Summit, Independent Games Festival Student Showcase.


Spanish, Galician (native) English (fluent) Danish (fluent oral) French (basic)