Lori Morimoto is an Assistant Professor, General Faculty in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She teaches courses in East Asian film and media, media fandom, and videographic criticism. She researches media fan cultures, specializing in comparative and East Asian transcultural and transnational fandoms. She is currently working on a book about Japanese women’s fandom of Hong Kong stars.

When Lori isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family (1 husband, 2 teenagers), reading fanfiction, arguing with her husband about what to watch on TV, and proselytizing about the TV show Hannibal to anyone who will listen. 

Lori lived in Hong Kong as a child, Japan as a young adult, and she currently calls Virginia home. She can be found on Twitter at @acafanmom.