About Me

Hello! I’m Lillian McIntyre. 


I am currently a PhD student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department. I specialize in Japanese Literature, and my research interests include video games, space, queer studies, and transcultural interactions. I hold a BA in Japanese and a BFA in Painting, as well as an MA in Japanese Literature. I speak English and Japanese, as well as rudimentary Italian.


During my MA, I worked as a Graduate Assistant, and have served as the instructor of record for several undergraduate courses. More information and syllabi can be found under Teaching.


During the summer of 2019, I served as one of the two summer interns from Hawai’i at the Ehime Prefecture International Center. I have also worked as a teaching assistant in the University of Hawai’i’s Information & Computer Science Department, as well as a research assistant in the Asian Studies department, helping with Dr. Kristi Govella’s research.


For a full list of my professional positions and other work, please see my CV, linked here.


  • svgGame studies
  • svgmodern japanese literature
  • svgqueer theory
  • svgcultural studies
  • svgspatial criticism

Courses Taught

  • svgModern Japanese Literature in Translation
  • svgPremodern Japanese Literature in Translation
  • svgIntroduction to Japanese Language
  • svgDigital Tools for the Information World

Language skills

  • svgEnglish (native)
  • svgJapanese (advanced)
  • svgClassical Japanese (reading)
  • svgItalian (basic)

Software Skills

  • svgAdobe Suite
  • svgStata
  • svgBasic HTML & CSS
  • svgWordPress


  • 2021 - 2023

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    MA in Japanese Literature
  • 2017 - 2021

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • 2017 - 2021

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting


  • 2021 - present

    Graduate Assistant, Instructor of Record

    East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • 2020 - 2021

    Research Assistant

    Asian Studies
  • 2019

    Teaching Assistant

    Information & Computer Sciences