Flanagan is an artist, designer and writer with five scholarly books and fifty articles to her credit; her book Critical Play is standard-issue reading about games and art. She writes essays, poetry, fiction, and journalism for Salon, USA Today, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and Gamasutra. In 2016, Flanagan was awarded an honorary degree in Design in 2016, the Prix Ars Elecronica Award of Distinction in 2018, and the Vanguard award from Games for Change in 2016. She has been a fellow at MacDowell, Bogliasco, The Brown Foundation and a museum scholar at the Getty Museum. [read bio] Recently she spoke at the World Economic Forum at Davos, and recent keynotes include Board Game Studies Copenhagen, Games for Change NYC, and GameZ & Rulez Zurich.