Kimberly Kono

Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Kim Kono

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2023 Office Hours:

Tuesday, 3-4 p.m. EST; Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. EST; Or by appointment. Contact Professor Kono via email for an appointment.

Dewey Hall 306



Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of California, Berkeley


Kimberly Kono teaches courses on modern Japanese language, literature and culture.

Her book Romance, Family and Nation in Japanese Colonial Literature (Palgrave, 2010) examines the tropes of romance, family and marriage in Japanese literature produced in colonial Taiwan, Korea and Manchuria during the 1930s and 1940s. Other research interests include feminist and postcolonial theory, travel writing and Japanese popular culture.