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Joshua Miner is an Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Kansas.


He specializes in the aesthetics of animation, with an emphasis in narrative, music and sound design. Across this work, he uses speculative storytelling as a mode for exploring the entanglement of technology and our environment.

As an independent filmmaker, Joshua's focus is in screenwriting, sound design, and composing for animated film. He is currently producing the first feature-length and short films from fledgling animation studio Ghost View Studios --- Philodendron and Önetta, respectively --- with fellow co-founders David Mai (animation/vfx supervisor) and Matthew Cook (art director).

Joshua's research has examined ecological aesthetics across animated film and games, appearing in Animation, Games and Culture, The Computer Games Journal, International Journal of Cultural Studies and Information, Communication & Society—among other journals and collections.​

Joshua teaches courses in film aesthetics; scoring for film & games; video game design & development; digital media studies; and Indigenous film & media.

PhD, University of Iowa

BA & MA, University of North Texas

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