Grace Hagood is a doctoral student in Rhetorics and Composition at the University of South Carolina. Her scholarly interests include game studies, new media, digital humanities, and women’s studies. She has a background in commercial game design, including “Fallen Earth,” winner of Game Industry News’ 2009 Game of the Year award for Best Online Game, and “Fallen Earth: Bloodsports.”

In 2010, Grace participated in the Humanities Gaming Institute, a three week long institute sponsored by U.SC’s Center for Digital Humanities and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Grace is currently working on the NEH-funded serious game which emerged from this experience: “Desperate Fishwives,” a game of social drama and community interaction in early modern England.