Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki is an Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at Baruch College, CUNY. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in comparative literature, film, and popular culture, teaching courses on Japanese literature, film, and popular culture, as well as the Japanese language. Before coming to Baruch College, he taught Japanese and comparative literature at The University of Colorado at Boulder, Lehigh University, and Elon University. Dr. Suzuki’s current research interests include Japanese speculative fiction in different media forms, examined through the lens of posthumanism, and manga/comics (graphic novels) in conversation with media theories and visual culture studies. Dr. Suzuki’s recent publications can be found at https://baruch-cuny.academia.edu/CJ. At Baruch College, Dr. Suzuki is currently serving as the director of Japanese program and the chair of Asian and Asian American Studies.