Barbara Flückiger is Professor for Film Studies at the University of Zurich. Previously, she has held research posts at UC Berkeley and Harvard University, among others, and taught courses on the theory and practice of film design at various universities in Switzerland and Germany.
The foci of her research lie in the field of Digital Humanities, film technology and aesthetics, whereby she also deals with the fundamentals of the materiality of film. Currently, her work focuses on the expansion of methods and tools for the analysis of film aesthetics, narration, and technologies.
In addition to her many years of comprehensive research on film colour and film archiving or restoration, Flückiger has also worked in depth on sound design and visual effects. In this regard, her most important publications include Sound Design: Die virtuelle Klangwelt des Films (2001) as well as her monograph Visual Effects: Filmbilder aus dem Computer (2008).