Dr. Martin Roth is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at Leipzig University. His research interests include videogames and play, digital media and digital culture, political philosophy, communities, empirical methodologies and digital humanities. He founded the Japanese Videogames Research Initiative at Leipzig University.
Martin is trained in Japanese Studies and Media and Communication Studies. He received his PhD from Leiden University in 2014 for a thesis on the political potentials of Japanese videogames, as part of the VICI project Beyond Utopia – New Politics, the Politics of Knowledge, and the Science Fictional Field of Japan (http://asiascape.org/beyondutopia.html). Currently, he co-leads the DFG-funded project diggr – data-based infrastructure for global game culture research (http://diggr.link). Martin also acts as reviews editor of the journal Asiascape: Digital Asia and is co-founder of the open access publication forum ReVisions (https://www.pubpub.org/revisions).