Ian Condry has been teaching at MIT since 2002, where he is Associate Professor in Foreign Languages and Literatures. During the 2006-07 academic year, he is also an advanced research fellow at Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations. He is the author of Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization (2006, Duke University Press) and organizer of the MIT/Harvard research group Cool Japan: Media, Culture, Technology. He is currently working on a book project about the making of Japanese anime. Website: http://iancondry.com.