Experimental Animation and Character Animation Faculty
Maureen Furniss, Ph.D. is an animation historian. She is the founding editor of Animation Journal (1992 – present) and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics (John Libbey/Indiana University Press, 1998) and The Animation Bible (Laurence King/Harry N. Abrams, 2008). Her dissertation, Things of the Spirit: A Study of Abstract Animation, was completed at the University of Southern California. She is a founding member and currently chairman of the board of the Society for Animation Studies, and she has received an award for her contributions to the field of animation from the Hollywood chapter of ASIFA.
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