Dr. Stevie Suan is an Assistant Professor at Hosei University in the Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies. He holds a doctorate in Manga Studies from the Graduate School of Manga Studies at Kyoto Seika University and received his M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa.
Conceptualizing the dynamics of performance modes has been one of the principal interests guiding his research across different fields. Having engaged with various different mediums, he has had a sustained interest in Asian performing arts, having done research into the gender and aesthetics in medieval Noh performance theory.