Lori Hitchcock Morimoto is not related to Alfred Hitchcock, nor is she in any way, shape, or form Japanese. She did grow up in Hong Kong, but she is not Chinese, either. She completed her PhD in media studies at Indiana University under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Klinger and Dr. Michael Curtin of UCSB, and currently writes on transcultural fandom, fan-producer relations, Hollywood media marketing overseas, and Hannibal. She has a spouse, two kids,
one failing 1999 minivan an adorable cherry-red 2014 Honda CR-V, a mortgage, and an unfailing inability to get paid for her work.