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Atia NewmanAssociate ProfessorRochester Institute of Technology

Atia Newman is a Professor of Animation at the School of Film and Animation in the Rochester Institute of Technology and the first woman CG animator to work in the Pakistan animation industry. She started her career as a creature animator on Dungeon Lords in 2003 and went on to work in a multitude of formats, from commercials to movies to animated TV shows. Moving to the US to earn an MFA in animation added a new dimension of research to her repertoire. Today, her professional research is focused on exploring how animation can be used to subvert harmful stereotypes as effectively as it has been in creating them in the past.