AboutLori Morimoto is an independent researcher of transcultural fandoms, convergence culture/transfandom, Hollywood marketing overseas, and East Asian regional film and popular culture. Her 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.
EducationPh.D. Communication and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (2011)
Monbukagakusho Research Scholarship. Meiji Gakuin University (2001-03)
M.A. Communication and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (2000)
M.A. East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1991)
B.A. English Literature, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (1988)
Work Shared in CORE
Other Publications“Hannibal: Adaptation in the Age of Fan Production.” Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. Kavita Mudan Finn and Elizabeth Nielsen, eds. (forthcoming 2018, Syracuse Univ. Press)
“Ontological Security and the Politics of Transcultural Fandom.” The Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies. Paul Booth, ed. (forthcoming in 2018, Blackwell)
“From Imagined Communities to Contact Zones: American Monoculture in Transatlantic Fandoms.” Transatlantic TV. Michele Hilmes, Roberta Pearson, and Matt Hills, eds. (forthcoming in 2018, Oxford University Press)
“Transnational Media Fan Studies.” The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom. Suzanne Scott and Melissa Click, eds. (forthcoming in 2017, Routledge)
“The Totoro Meme and the Politics of Transfandom.” 50 Years of Studio Ghibli Special Issue, Journal of East Asian Popular Culture. Eds. James Rendell and Rayna Davison. [Refereed]
Roundtable: “Videographic Criticism, Vidding, and Remix,” with Corey Creekmur, Melanie Kohnen, Jonathan McIntosh, and Katherine Morrisey. Cinema Journal 56.4, Summer 2017. 159-184.
“The Good Fandom: Depicting Japanese Female Fans in Moonlight Express, Moumantai, and Hong Kong Star Fans.” Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture. Lucy Bennett and Paul Booth, eds. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. 239-250.