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MemberJun Okada

Jun Okada is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Film Studies Minor at State University of New York, Geneseo. Her research centers on Asian American film and video, as well as global art cinema and film culture. She published Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements, with Rutgers University Press in March 2015. 

MemberLori Morimoto

Lori Morimoto researches and writes about transcultural fandoms, convergence culture/transfandom, Hollywood marketing overseas, and East Asian regional popular culture, who received her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2011. Her recent work includes chapters in Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture, as well as the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Contemporary Transatlantic Television Drama, and Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. She has published in Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (with Bertha Chin), Transformative Works and Cultures, [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Asian Cinema, and the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She co-authored with Bertha Chin an essay in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition, and co-edited a special section of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on transcultural fans and fandoms, as well as co-editing with Louisa Stein a special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures on Tumblr and fandom.

MemberJohn Wei

Dr. John Wei is Senior Lecturer at Media Design School, New Zealand, where he has been lecturing and supervising students in Art and Design as well as Creative Technologies. Previously he held multiple teaching and research roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of Auckland, and the University of Canterbury. His research examines social practices and cultural productions of gender and sexuality through global media, film, and urban screen cultures. He has published on film and psychoanalysis, cross-cultural online fandom, and transnational digital filmmaking and social media. He is the author of Queer Chinese Cultures and Mobilities: Kinship, Migration, and Middle Classes (forthcoming, Hong Kong University Press).

MemberFlannery Wilson

Daughter of well-known philosopher of film, George M. Wilson (author of Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View and Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies), Flannery grew up in a suburb of Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Barnard College in 2003 with a degree in Italian. In 2005, she moved to Southern California to accept a competitive Chancellor’s Fellowship to attend a PhD program in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside. She graduated in 2011 with a Dissertation Fellowship, a Barricelli Award for Research, and an Outstanding Teaching Award.She currently teaches film, visual and media studies, literary analysis, world literature, French and Italian and is working on her next book, on adaptation and the ethics of storytelling.Flannery’s published writing sheds light on cross-cultural interactions between French and Italian and East Asian cinema(s). Her articles have appeared in Modern Chinese Lit and Culture, Senses of Cinema, and The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema.Her dissertation, Echoing Across the Mediterranean and the Pacific: Cinematic Resonance and Cross-Cultural Adaptations in Contemporary European and East Asian Cinema, can be found here.Her book: New Taiwanese Cinema: Within and Beyond the Frame, for the “Traditions in World Cinema” series through Edinburgh University Press, was released in paperback in April of 2015.She is the current editor of: Humanities in Transition (an online journal).