Nozomi is a Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield, School of East Asian Studies. She is a literary scholar both in Japanese and English literature and culture, including work on contemporary women's writing, children's literature and animation. Her recent publication is on queer girlhood in the Japanese animated film When Marnie was There, which is an adaptation of British children's literature into Japanese animation. ('Envisioning Solidarity: Disrupting Linear Temporality in Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle and When Marnie Was There' in Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature: Mississippi University Press 2021)
She is currently working on projects including: rhetoric around women's choice, liberty and happiness in neoliberalism; Angela Carter, masochism and intersectionality.