About Me

Lindsay Nelson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University


My research focuses on contemporary Japanese cinema and popular culture, particularly Japanese horror films. My first book, Circulating Fear: Japanese Horror, Fractured Realities, and New Media, examines the way that “media anxiety” in Japanese horror films has shifted from more analog forms (TV, video cassettes) to new media and new media objects (video streaming, smartphones, social media). My work has been published in East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, and Japanese Studies. View my full CV here.

I received an M.A. in Comparative Culture from Sophia University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California. I currently teach language classes and classes on Japanese cinema and popular culture in the Department of Political Science at Meiji University.

I’d love to talk to your class, group, or podcast audience about Japanese ghosts and Japanese horror movies! Contact me to arrange a guest lecture (digital or in-person, depending on location).

Follow me on Twitter at @newsfromnihon.

Contact me at lindsayrebeccanelson@gmail.com.

Buy my book or request it for your local / university library here.

See my reviews of Japanese films (including horror films) here.