Publications (Selected)

Publications in Progress

“Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum (VG 2009)” forthcoming (in press, anticipated 2014/2015) in The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime, edited by Robert Peaslee & Robert Weiner for the University of Mississippi Press.

Manuscript under consideration: Staging Power in Early Modern England: History, Politics, and Sovereignty in the Tudor and Stuart English History Plays.

Published Articles and Book Chapters

“Bringing Down the Island: Rebellion, Colonial Hierarchy, and Individualized Leadership in Nuñez’s novel Prospero’s Daughter” in Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics 11(3), 2014. 126-140.

“Friends & Rivals: Loyalty, Ethics, and Leadership in Dragon Age II,” in Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities: Establishing Credibility and Influence edited by Joe Essid & Dona Hickey for IGI Global (2014).

“Maker’s Breath: Religion, Spirituality, and the Godless World of Dragon Age II” in the special issue “Religion and Digital Games” in Online: Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet vol. 5.1 (2014).

“Subject, Servant, & Sovereign: Servant Leadership and Elizabethan Government in Shakespeare’s King John” in Leadership and Elizabethan Culture, Jepson Studies in Leadership, edited by Peter Iver Kaufman New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2013. 191-211.

“Staged Magic: Performing Witchcraft in Macbeth” in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ROMAN Critical Contexts, edited by Boris Drenkov (London: ROMAN books, 2013), 90-100.

“Personating Leadership: Shakespeare’s Henry V and Performative Negotiation” in Leadership and the Humanities, 1.1 (2013): 43-58.

“‘Sudden Deaths’: Regicide, Theatricality, and Anti-Absolutism in Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Maid’s Tragedy,” special volume on Shakespeare and Performance, Early Modern Studies Journal (formerly Early English Studies) 5 (2013): 57-76.

“Drama & Demigods: Kingship and Charisma in Shakespeare’s England,” Special Issue of Religions: Charisma, Medieval and Modern 4.1 (2013): 30-50. Edited by Gary Dickson and Peter Iver Kaufman.

“Politics and Play: The National Stage and the Player King in Shakespeare’s Henry V and Macbeth” in Quidditas 31 (2010): 10-21.

“Martial Maids and Murdering Mothers: Women, Witchcraft, and Motherly Transgression in Henry VI and Richard III” in Shakespeare: A Journal 3.2 (2007): 143-160. (as Kristin M. Smith)

Media Publications (newspapers, magazines, invited/featured blog posts)

Piece on gender and gaming distributed to multiple news outlets, here on the Seattle Times: “Women’s Voices Rightly Pushing to Advance Gaming Culture.”

Regular games editor at The Learned Fangirl: A Critical Take on Online Culture and Social Media.

One of several “experts” on diversity in gaming on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on NPR.

Opinion piece online in the Christian Science Monitor: “Stop blaming video games for America’s gun violence.” (February 12, 2013; reprinted in print edition March, 2013)

Featured blog post on Women & Technology: “Now with Improved Fem-Tech!” on the inclusion of female avatars in Call of Duty: Ghosts (August 16, 2013).

Featured in Digital America as part of a process piece on ARG gaming in education (with her Games class).

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