Saeko Suzuki is a Ph.D. student working on literature, publishing and print culture in early modern Japan under the guidance of Dr. Joshua S. Mostow. Her doctoral project is funded by a SSHRC award and focuses on jokunsho or popular publications for female literacy and their role in the transmission of textual and visual knowledge during the Edo period (1603–1868).

Her research interests include the relationship between pre-modern technology and gendered literacy, and the transformation of publications as cultural productions from the late Edo to Meiji periods. Her interests in this area stems, in part, from her work as a professional with Japanese rare materials in universities in the United States and her experiences as a metadata specialist.