Lori Hitchcock Morimoto is not related to Alfred Hitchcock, nor is she in any way, shape, or form Japanese. She completed her PhD in media studies at Indiana University under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Klinger and Dr. Michael Curtin of UCSB. Having abandoned the academic job market after four years of entirely unsuccessful attempts to convince someone, anyone, that a middle-aged, early career media and fan scholar might have something useful to contribute to the field, she currently writes on transnational East Asian film, transcultural fandom, and, lately, Hannibal as an independent scholar. She is not bitter about any of this, but she wants it known far and wide that she completed her dissertation with a house, spouse, toddler and baby underfoot.

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