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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 28, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Sandra Annett

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884-0710 ext.3175
Fax: 519 884-8307
Office Location: 3-159 Woods Bldg.

Academic Background

2011 - PhD in English and Film Studies (University of Manitoba)

2005 - MA in English Literature (Queen's University)

2004 - BA (hons) in English Literature and Certificate in French (Dalhousie University) 

Research Interests

  • Digital and new media
  • East Asian popular cultures (Japanese and S. Korean)
  • World animation
  • Globalization and postcolonial theory
  • Fan studies 




Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural Flows and Frictions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


"'What Can a Vocaloid Do?': The Kyara as Body without Organs." Forthcoming in Mechademia 10 (Sept. 2015)

"Nostalgic Remediation in Hugo and Paprika." The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 7.2 (2014): 169-180. 

"New Media Beyond Neo-Imperialism: Betty Boop and Sita Sings the Blues." The Journal of Postcolonial Writing 49.5 (2013): 565-81. 

"Imagining Transcultural Fandom: Animation and Global Media Communities." Transcultural Studies 2 (2011): 164-88.

Additional Information

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French 
  • Japanese