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 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 she has an essay forthcoming in Mechademia: Second Arc. 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.