Janet Louie specializes in the popular media cultures of Japan and Sinophone East Asia with a focus on “female-oriented” content across modern and contemporary periods. Her research interests lie in transnational approaches to the study of East Asia particularly as they apply to the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality for both producers and consumers. In 2018, she received her M.A. from Harvard’s Regional Studies – East Asia program with a thesis on homoerotic adaptations of Western films and TV in Japanese and Taiwanese fan-made comics. Janet received her B.A. from UC Berkeley with a double major in Chinese and Japanese as well as a minor in Architecture History in 2015.