Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard. Professor at Indiana University since 2006. Video blogger about board gaming (YouTube channel: marcowargamer – 15,000+ subscribers). An active researcher in the field of wargaming, simulations, and use of analog games in teaching. Author of a book about games and narratology to be published by McFarland. Taught classes at IU about board game design, conflict simulations, and role-playing games.