Susan J. Napier
Susan Napier is Professor of Japanese Studies at Tufts University. She teaches on literature and film, including a course on the cinematic imagination of disaster called "The Cinema of Apocalypse." Originally a specialist in Japanese literature, she is the author of From Impressionism to anime: Japan as fantasy and fan cult in the mind of the West and Anime from Akira to Howl's moving castle : experiencing contemporary Japanese animation. She is currently working on a study of the Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao.