Usva Friman

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Usva Friman
Researcher, Main Research Coordinator at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies

Usva Friman is a researcher at the Tampere University Game Research Lab and the Main Research Coordinator for the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Her research is currently focused on Finnish women gamers, examining gender in relation to gamer identity and game cultural participation. Her other research interest concerns the intersections between game and sport cultures, including gameful and playful forms of exercise and esports.

Keywords: gamer identity, game cultural participation, women gamers, esports, gameful and playful excercise