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).
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.