The College of the Arts congratulates Caren Pagel on being awarded the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2022. The fellowship supports doctoral students from across the university as they complete their dissertations and is awarded to candidates with outstanding scholarly accomplishments.
Pagel is completing her doctoral degree in the Moving Image Studies program in the School of Film, Media & Theatre. Her dissertation explores the complex, dynamic relationship between video game players and developers and suggests they work together in dual roles, each party acting as both user and creator in a cooperative, though sometimes controversial, partnership. She heavily references the history of the game “Mass Effect 3,” where players, dissatisfied with the game’s conclusion, successfully persuaded the game’s developers to revise and deliver an expanded ending.
This highly competitive fellowship requires endorsement from the student’s dissertation advisor and department chair. A compelling statement of purpose, an abstract for their dissertation and other accomplishments are taken into consideration in the final selection.
The Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship supports Ph.D. candidates by allowing them to minimize other obligations and provides a stipend of $1,500 for up to 10 months.
For more information about this fellowship and other funding opportunities please visit https://graduate.gsu.edu/