Kimberly Kono

Associate Professor of Japanese Language & Literature

Kim Kono

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2018
Monday, 1–2 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.–noon
And by appointment.

Dewey Hall 306

413-585-3738

Education

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

Biography

Kimberly Kono is the current chair of the East Asian languages and literatures department. She 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.