Craig Norris (Ph.D.) is a lecturer in the Journalism, Media and Communications program at the University of Tasmania. He graduated with a PhD from the University of Western Sydney in 2004, and studied at Tokyo University from 1999-2001 on a Monbusho research scholarship. His doctoral thesis examined the spread of Japanese manga and anime through Western fandom. His current research interests are in transmedia content and cult-media spaces (e.g. fan pilgrimages to media locations). He has published in the area of global media and the dissemination of Japanese popular-culture goods (particularly anime, manga and cosplay).