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Clara Fernández-Vara — NYU

Clara Fernández-Vara is Associate Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center and a game scholar, designer and writer. Both her research and practice focus on narrative design; her work is grounded in the humanities, informed by her background in literature, film and theatre, which she brings to digital technologies. The second edition of her book, Introduction to Game Analysis, has been published by Routledge.

Before joining the NYU Game Center, Clara spent six years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher and game developer. Clara has presented her work at many international academic and industry conferences, such as DiGRA, FDG , and Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). She is also the co-founder of Fiction Control LLC, a narrative design company.