Dr Maureen Engel


School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 68235


Maureen Engel is a Lecturer in Digital Culture in the School of Communication and Arts. She is also Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Canada (on leave). At Alberta, she served as Director of Digital Humanities (2011-13; 2015-2019), and Director of the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in Arts (2011-2019). Formally trained as a textual scholar, her background is in cultural studies, queer theory, and feminist theory. She brings these methods/orientations to her research on digital culture, with a particular interest in locative media, XR, and gaming. She is the author of the game Go Queer, a ludic locative media experience of queer history.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Alberta


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Engel, Maureen (2018). Deep mapping: space, place, and narrative as urban interface. The Routledge companion to media studies and digital humanities. (pp. 214-221) edited by Jentery Sayers. New York, NY USA: Routledge.

  • Brett-MacLean, Pamela, Roder, Catherine, McNeill, Shayna, Engel, Maureen and Zwicker, Heather (2016). Google mapping: developing reflective perspectives on health and place. Keeping reflection fresh: a practical guide for clinical educators. (pp. 355-359) edited by Allan Peterkin and Pamela Brett-MacLean . Kent, Ohio, United States: The Kent State University Press.

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Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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