I am an independent fan studies and media researcher, specializing in transnational and transcultural fandoms. My work can be found in such anthologies as 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. I’ve also published in Participations, Transformative Works and Cultures, and East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, and I have an essay forthcoming in Mechademia: Second Arc in 2019.
In addition to writing, I’m a lapsed vidder/videographic critic, mother of two, and an unrepentant fan of the TV series Hannibal. I’ve lived a total of seven years in Hong Kong and nine years in various places throughout Japan, and I recently organized and conducted a short, popular culture-centered trip to Japan for a group of fan studies scholars – something I’m hoping to do again at some point in the future.