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Mike Piero, Ph.D. (he/him) is a bisexual writer and professor in Northeast Ohio, where he teaches courses in writing, literature, the humanities, and game studies at Cuyahoga Community College. He is author of Video Game Chronotopes and Social Justice: Playing on the Threshold (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) and co-editor of Being Dragonborn: Critical Essays on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (McFarland, 2021), and his creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Impost, Midway Journal, Moveable Type, and The River. He is currently working on a gaming-themed novel (Rogue Burnout) and a poetry chapbook of Midwestern sacrilege. He can be reached at