Krista-Lee Malone

Faculty Associate

Teacher Education Building

225 N Mills St

Madison, WI 53706

Malone, Krista-Lee

Krista-Lee Malone is a faculty associate member teaching for the Game Design certificate. Her research includes studies on raiding guilds in World of Warcraft, the making of educational games in Taiwan, and gender issues on the live-streaming platform While in Taiwan she also worked as a cultural consultant (read: writer, editor, voice-actor, translator, curriculum developer, and quest designer) for an educational MMORPG and as a corporate English instructor. In addition to teaching, Dr. Malone is currently working on designing accessible games for classrooms and using game design in the social sciences.


  • Ph D Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee, 2015

Select Publications

  • Malone, K. (2009) Dragon Kill Points: The Economics of Power Gamers Games and Culture, 4(3), 296-316.

Select Presentations

  • Malone, K., AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, "Nothing Lasts Forever Online: A Look at Endings and Failures Beyond Player Perspectives" (2019), Vancouver, Canada
  • Malone, K., Images & Voices of Hope (IVOH) 20th Annual Summit, "Twine Workshop" (2019)
  • Malone, K., International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play, "Serious Play on Twitch: Experiments in Academic Streaming" (2018), Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Malone, K., M+Dev 2018 A Midwest Game Developers Conference, "Trends in Game-Based Teaching and Learning...Pearls and Perils" (2018)
  • Malone, K., Serious Play Discussion Series, "Not a Gamer's Girlfriend: The Success and Failure of a Women's Geek Group" (2017), UW-Milwaukee
  • Malone, K., 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, "Learning Digital Publics in a Global Mode: A Taiwanese Game's Imagining of the American Public Sphere" (2013), Denver, CO
  • Malone, K., American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, "Learning Digital Publics in a Global Mode: A Taiwanese Game's Imagining of the American Public Sphere" (2013), Chicago IL

Select Awards and Honors

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence for the TWITCH research proposal,
  • June Nash Travel Award, Society for the Anthropological of Work (SAW) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA),