"We at FPS are advocating for a new dynamic, one in which we demonstrates our relevancy through timely, rigorous, and accessible criticism that challenges all players to engage in what Mary Flanagan calls critical play." - FPS

About First Person Scholar

First Person Scholar (FPS) is a middle state publication run by graduate students at the Games Institute. FPS integrates the critical academic  style and thinking that you would see in a scholarly journal with the speed and accessibility of games journalism. FPS publishes new content weekly in these categories:

Emma Vossen is a former Editor in Chief for FPS


Editor in Chief: Betsy Brey Tweet @Betsy Email the Editor-in-Chief
Managing Editor: Rob ParkerTweet @Rob


Section Editor: Sarah Stang Tweet @SarahEmail Essays
Associate Editor: Patrick DolanTweet @PatrickTweet @Patrick
Assistant Editor:  Now Hiring


 Section Editor: Chris Lawrence Tweet @Chris Email Commentaries
 Associate Editor: Now hiring
 Assistant Editor: Now hiring

Book Reviews & Interviews

 Section Editor: Justin Carpenter  Tweet @Justin Email Book Reviews & Interviews
 Associate Editor: Nicholas Hobin


 Producer: Elise Vist  Tweet @Elise
 Assistant Multimedia EditorNow Hiring

 Copy Editors

 Now hiring


 Manager: Rina R. Wehbe Tweet @ Me (Rina)

Faculty Advisors

 Gerald Voorhees  Tweet @Gerald
 Jennifer Whitson Tweet @Jen
 Neil Randall Tweet @Neil

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