Rachael Hutchinson was born in Newcastle, Australia and received her BA in Japanese and History from Newcastle University. She gained her doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2000, with a thesis on Nagai Kafu's fiction. She has worked at the University of Leeds, Colgate University, and the University of Delaware, teaching courses in Japanese language, literature, film and visual culture. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Rachael Hutchinson's research examines identity and representation in Japanese narrative texts, including literature, film, manga and videogames.
Personal interests and hobbies include kendo, cooking, gardening and reading science fiction. Recently completed games include Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy VI. Favourite arcade games include Burger Time, Star Wars and Soul Edge.