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Lecturer in Japanese Studies (Japanese and Comparative Literature), University of Sheffield

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.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield
  • 2018–2019
    Teaching Fellow in Japanese, Durham University


  • 2016 
    The University of Sussex, DPhil in Sexual Dissidence in Literature and Culture