A piece that I worked on with Kate Ringland and Chris Wolf was published this week on First Person Scholar.
A Better World: Examples of Disability in Overwatch
Kate has been an enthusiastic supporter of my Overwatch research since I came to UCI. When Symmetra’s autism became part of the canon lore we both saw it as a great opportunity for another collaboration, an intersection on my work in Overwatch and her work with autism in gaming (her dissertation is on the Autcraft server in Minecraft).
Chris stepped in because she’s an awesome researcher who was willing to lend us her expert outside perspective. And her superlative writing and editing skills.
We were limited to approximately 2000 words in the FPS piece, but we are hoping to publish a more comprehensive and nuanced take on disability representation in Overwatch in the future.