Dr. Sonia Fizek is a game scholar, a digital wanderer and an aspiring game architect. Since 2013 she has been conducting research at the Gamification Lab in the Centre for Digital Cultures (Leuphana University Luneburg). She completed her MA in Electronic Literature at the Institute of English Studies at Lodz University (Poland) and her PhD at the School of Creative Studies & Media at Bangor University (UK). Her most current academic interests focus on gamification, ludic turn, games for science, design, and audio gaming. She is leading seminars in game theory and analysis at Leuphana University and Hamburg Media School. In 2015 she joined the JOURNAL OF GAMING AND VIRTUAL WORLDS as the third Associate Editor. Alongside her academic work, Sonia is also concept designing and producing experimental digital games.