Hello. My name is Peter Forberg. I am a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, having completed a joint degree program to receive a bachelor’s in sociology and a master’s in the digital studies of language, culture, and history. I’m currently working in public health as I prepare for a PhD in the near future. I am always open to collaboration, cold emails, and questions.
Academically, I have an interest in political media, public health, journalism, censorship, children’s media, LGBTQ health, ethnography, video games, conspiracy theories, and internet culture generally. I’ve worked as a game designer, developed research studies, and collected internships like a lepidopterist collects butterflies.
Personally, I enjoy poetry, co-op videogames, tabletop RPGs, biking, not spending copious amounts of time online, and being in nature (hopefully with some birds and nice trees). During my free time in college, I edited Sliced Bread Literary Magazine and occasionally did some acting. I’m also a Chicago native, so I spent quite a bit of time showing people around. For a couple years, I even helped make movies about gender, politics, and the meaning of life, but that takes too much time.
# An interactive version of my bachelor’s thesis on QAnon identity/community/ideology formation.
# A network visualization website built for my master’s thesis centered around loss.
# An essay on identity and deviance in a dark online role-playing game.
# An archived version of a collaborative tamagotchi.
# An essay on why so many women (and men) like Marjorie Taylor Greene.