Lori (Hitchcock) Morimoto is an independent researcher specializing in transnational and transcultural media and fandoms. Her work can be found in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition, A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies, The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Transatlantic Television Drama, and the forthcoming Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal, among others. She has also published in Participations, Transformative Works and Cultures, East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, and a forthcoming essay in Mechademia: Second Arc in 2019. She lived in Hong Kong for a total of seven years, Japan for nine years, and now lives in Northern Virginia. In addition to writing, she is a lapsed vidder/videographic critic, mother of two, and annoyingly evangelical fan of the TV series Hannibal.