I work to promote the field of anime and manga studies and to facilitate communications between scholars, students, industry professionals, fans and others interested in academic approaches to Japanese animation and comics in several different ways. I am one of the founders of the Anime and Manga Research Circle, and the editor of the Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research (currently in development for a re-launch as a searchable database). From 2011 to 2017, I organized the Anime and Manga Studies Symposium, held as a part of the program at Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in the U.S., and have presented on topics related to anime/manga studies at other major anime conventions, such as Otakon, New York Comic-Con, Anime Boston, Anime Central, and A-Kon.
My own academic interests are in the areas of scholarly publishing, social informatics, and organization of information in different social and cultural contexts. I received a master’s in library science (MLS) from the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington (now the Department of Information and Library Science). and a BA in international affairs from The George Washington University. My publications include refereed articles in Transformative Works and Cultures, Knowledge Management and E-Learning, and the Law Library Journal, contributions to several professional magazines/newsletters, and event reports, news items, reviews, and feature articles for the Anime News Network.
And, if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, thoughts or any other feedback, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anime and Manga Studies is currently used as a resource by:
- College for Creative Studies – Comics Books, Graphic Novels and Manga Libguide
- Salem College Libraries – Manga, Anime, and Visual Literature Research Guide
- University of Washington Libraries – Japanese Pop Culture Research Guide