Frenchy Lunning



Liberal Arts
Master of Fine Arts
PhD, University of Minnesota

Frenchy Lunning focuses on design, popular culture, and cultural theory throughout her work. She has written a book on fashion and fetish published by Berg Publishers in Britain, and she is currently working on two books, one on fetish and fashion, and the other on cosplay for Berg Publishers. She is also working on a book she began on a Fulbright to Japan in 2008 on the shôjo as a global character.

Lunning is the director of Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime and the Mechademia Conference, the only academic conference in the United States focusing on Asian popular culture. And she is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Mechademia, a book series published by the University of Minnesota dedicated to Asian popular culture, manga, and anime. In addition to her work at MCAD, she teaches seminars on anime and manga and is a co-founder of Anime Detour and Moving Walkway Productions.