Dr. + Link to pdf

Last Thursday, 28.04.2016, I have defended my dissertation Role Playing Materials and obtained the title of Dr. at Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.


The paranymphs were Drs. Lotte Thissen and Dr. Maarten Michielse.

The chair, committee members (corona), and supervisors were:

Prof. dr. S. Vanhoonacker



Maastricht University

Prof. dr. S. Wyatt


Professor of Digital Cultures in Development;

Maastricht University

Dr. K. Wenz


Assistant Professor, Literature & Art;

Maastricht University

Prof. dr. R. van de Vall

Chairman degree committee

Professor of Arts and Media;

Maastricht University (absent)

Prof. dr. M. Meijer

Member of degree committee

Professor in Women- and Gender Studies;

Maastricht University

Prof. dr. F. Mäyrä

Member of degree committee

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media;

University of Tampere, Finland

Dr. M. Copier

Member of degree committee

HKU; University of the Arts, Utrecht.
Dr. A. Harris Assistant Professor, Department of Technology and Society Studies, FASoS;

Maastricht University

Dr. J. Wachelder Associate Professor, Department of History, FASoS;

Maastricht University

Prof. dr. C. Mody Professor in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation;

Maastricht University

The defense included a 15 minutes presentation of my main findings and 45 minutes of questions by the opposition.

Role Playing Materials is the first dissertation that examines materials in role-playing games and one of the first -or maybe the first?-  dissertation on role-playing games by a German scholar.

The book can be obtained as a hardcopy, ebook, or pdf here.