LIEN FAN SHEN portrait
  • Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, College Of Fine Arts-Dean


  • BS, Urban Policy and Planning, National Cheng-chi University
  • MFA, Computer Art, School of Visual Art
  • PhD , Art Education, The Ohio State University. Project: THE PLEASURE AND POLITICS OF VIEWING JAPANESE ANIME


SHEN, Lien Fan is Professor in Animation in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. Shen earned her PhD in Art Education at The Ohio State University and MFA in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts. Her creative work includes graphic novels, animation, and digital arts. Her animated documentary Seeing Through the Eyes of Crocodiles was screened in Bejing Queer Film Festival, Shanghai Pride Film Festival, TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival, and Boston LGBT film festival. She is the recipient of College of Fine Arts Faculty Research Excellence Award in 2017, and an honoree of Celebrate U, Extraordinary Faculty Achievements Award in 2016 and 2017. Shen’s I will be Your Paradise, a pioneer work about queer youth in Taiwan, was reserialized in 2020. Her graphic novel The 21st Century Girls and Their Romance, a story about gender non-conforming youth’s struggle in Taiwan, was published on Creative Comic Collection in 2022.

Administrative Position

Shen is currently serving as Assocaite Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the College of Fine Arts