Frenchy Lunning | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Frenchy Lunning

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Adjunct Faculty
PhD, University of Minnesota

Frenchy Lunning, PhD, has written two books—Subcultural Fashion: Fetish Style (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Cosplay: The Masque of Fandom (University of Minnesota Press, 2017)—and is working on a third, Revolutionary Girl: Shōjo. She has also written various essays in anthologies and journals.

The director of the academic conferences SGMS: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures in both the US and in Asia, she was also the editor-in-chief of Mechademia, a completed ten volume book series published by the University of Minnesota Press, and is now co-editor-in-chief of the new Mechademia: Second Arc journal, the first issue in spring of 2019.

She has recently begun working in object-oriented ontology, an aspect speculative realism, and has chapters being published in two anthologies: After the “Speculative Turn”: Realism, Philosophy and Feminism (editors: Eileen Joy, Katerina Kolozova and Ben Woodard) and Object-Oriented Feminism (editor: Kathryn Behar). In addition, she has a video and film production firm, Moving Walkway Productions, which specializes in music videos and is currently working on a feature-length documentary on jazz outside New York City.