Credentials: Japanese Literature & Culture, PhD
B.A., International Liberal Arts & Global Studies, Akita International University
MPhil in Arts, Creativity & Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Field(s) of Interest: Anju is interested in Manga, fan fiction, Arts-Based Research (ABR), post qualitative inquiry, new materialism, posthumanism, creativity, multimodal literature, graphic novels, visuals and culture of contemporary Japan.
Anju is especially interested in how creative practice (i.e. doujinshi (同人誌), fan work, fan art) flourishes among manga fans, how it relates to nurturing creativity, and the relationship between manga authors/artists, publishers, and fans.