About

Amanda Kennell is an expert writer, speaker, and curator whose research centers on modern media, the environments that they create, and how content evolves as it moves across various media environments. She holds the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University. Her first book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation will be published by the University of Hawai’i Press in 2023. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Washington Post, and the Knight Letter, as well as the exhibition catalogue for the British Museum’s Manga exhibit, on which she consulted. She co-hosts the Japanese Studies channel of the New Books Network of podcasted interviews with the authors of new scholarly books. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2017, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and a B.A. from Smith College in 2006. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Nippon Foundation, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, the Modern Language Association, the Association of Asian Studies, and the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, among others.