About Ashley & Her Research

headshotAshley ML Guajardo is an associate professor of Entertainment Arts and Engineering at the University of Utah. She teaches Games User Research, Game Design and Games User Interface Design. She is also a research fellow at the Therapeutic Games and Applications Lab.

When she isn’t researching or teaching, she volunteers her time with professional organizations. She is a member of the University of Utah’s Institutional Review Board and is co-directing the Games User Research Summit 2022. She served as VP for Global Game Jam executive board 2020-2021.

She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester in sociology in autumn 2013 before going on to teach and win awards at Brunel University London. She is the author of the book Sexuality in Role-Playing Games . For a full list of publications, please click here.

In the past, Ashley volunteered as secretary for the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) 2014-2016 and was a founding member of the UK chapter of DiGRA. 

She is also a dog-mom to two corgis and a Malinois mutt.




e: ashley (at) eae (dot) utah (dot) edu


  1. zipfslaw1 says:

    Hi, Ashley,

    I’m writing a blog post on writing reviews, and wanted to link to your blog. I have a link to your post, but I can’t quite figure out what the name of your blog is, and therefore am not sure how to refer to it. Do you have a preference?

    1. gamerashley says:

      Heya, thanks for reaching out. I don’t have a name for my blog, so I guess it is just Ashley ML Brown’s Blog. 🙂


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