Tom Boellstorff is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of many articles and the books The Gay Archipelago (Princeton University Press, 2005); A Coincidence of Desires (Duke University Press, 2007); and Coming of Age in Second Life (Princeton University Press, 2008). He is also the co-author of Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: a Handbook of Method (Princeton University Press, 2012). With Bill Maurer, he is Series Editor for the Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology (Princeton University Press). From 2007-2012 he was Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association; he currently sits on the editorial boards of many journals, including Cultural Anthropology, Games and Culture, and Sexualities.