Dr. Stevie Suan (スティービー・スアン) holds a doctorate in Manga Studies from the Graduate School of Manga Studies at Kyoto Seika University. He received his M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa and a B.A. in Cinema and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University.

His fields of research include:

Anime Studies, Performance Studies, Japan Studies (contemporary media: anime, manga, nation-branding; theater: Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku, modern; pre-modern-modern literature), Media Studies (animation), Asian Studies, and Globalization Studies.