Research + Press
Grants / Awards
- 2015 Open Society Foundations grant for “Cops and Rubbers: Training and Evaluation of a Serious Game as an Advocacy Strategy for Policy Reform” ($24,160)
- 2014 Meaningful Play award for Best Overall Non-Digital Game for Cops and Rubbers
- 2014 Invoking the Pause grantee for “Games for the Caribbean Climate” ($7,000)
- 2014 Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies’s Interdisciplinary Group (IRG) grant for “Por Estas Calles” ($10,000)
- 2014 University of Miami Engaged Faculty Fellows, Office of Civic Engagement
- 2012 The New Challenge inaugural social innovation grantee for “Amiguía Americana” immigration games, formerly “AmigoLegal Games” ($10,000)
Research / Publications
- Cops & Rubbers: A game promoting advocacy and empathy in support of public health and human rights of sex workers, DiGRA conference proceedings (2013).
- Safety Nets Simplified, Games+Learning+Society 9.0 conference proceedings (2013).
- Gaming the System, Games+Learning+Society 8.0 conference proceedings (2012).
- Seeds to Soil, Connected Communities Symposium United We Act conference proceedings (2011).
- Role-taking as an advocacy strategy for policy reform: A comparative analysis of presentation modes in evoking empathy and a willingness to act. Games+ Learning+Society (2014).
- Experiential role play: data games for social change in Colombia, Society of Latin American Studies (2014).
- Mechanics & Outcomes: Factors for communicating humanitarian messages through gameplay, IDMAa (2013).
- Magnitude: Developing Strategies for Managing Disaster Threats, Games for Change (2013).
- Win Win: Models for Creating a Social Impact Game on a Budget, Games for Change (2013).
- Toma el Paso in the March 2015 issue of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Monitor magazine
- Gaming the System, University of Miami’s MIAMI Magazine, Fall 2014
- Toma el Paso (Make a Move) in University of Miami eVeritas, August 2014: Professor’s Board Game Helps Young Immigrants Plot Their Future
- University of Miami’s MFA in Interactive Media named as one of Princeton Review’s Top 25 Graduate Video Game Design Programs
- TASAF, Humans vs. Mosquitoes, and VIS-a-VIS games in Games for a New Climate: Experiencing the Complexity of Future Risks, an academic publication released by Boston University’s The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future (2012).
- Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC)-United Diners’ Guide mobile application in Forbes and NPR (2012).
- Cops & Rubbers in Hivnieuws (2012).
- University of Miami’s School of Communication’s new faculty in the South Florida Business Journal (2012).
- Humans vs. Mosquitoes in the Yale School of Public Health magazine’s Spring 2012 edition.