Hello! My name is Paul Ocone, and I am an anthropologist and anime/manga studies scholar. I am the recipient of a 2023-2024 Fulbright scholarship for Japan, and I am currently affiliated with Meiji University's School of Global Japanese Studies.
Although I have many research interests, my current research largely centers on four broad areas:
- The negotiation of cultural identities and values, especially in fan subcultures;
- Space and place, both in terms of the online and offline spaces where people meet and in terms of the meanings people attribute to physical spaces;
- The political economy of anime and manga, such as the media mix;
- And aesthetics, especially the aesthetics of anime and manga.
You can find me at https://www.paulocone.com.