TL Taylor



TL Taylor

Professor of Comparative Media Studies
MIT

TL Taylor

T.L. Taylor is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. She is a qualitative sociologist who has focused on internet and game studies for over two decades. Her book Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming (MIT Press, 2012) chronicles the rise of esports and professional computer gaming. She is also the author of Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture (MIT Press, 2006) which used her multi-year ethnography of EverQuest to explore issues related to massively multiplayer online games. She is currently at finishing a book about game live streaming (under contract with Princeton University Press). She serves as Director of Research for AnyKey, an organization dedicated to supporting and developing fair and inclusive esports.

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