Hitomi Yoshio is an Associate Professor of Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies (Global-J) at Waseda University. She received her M.A. in English from the University of Tokyo in 2005, and Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University in 2012. Her main area of specialization is modern and contemporary Japanese literature with a focus on women’s writing, literary communities, and media. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled The Birth of Women Writers: Authorship, Publishing, and Translation in Modern Japan. She has published several articles and book chapters, most recently in the edited volumes, Sekai bungaku to shite no shinsaigo bungaku (Post-Disaster Literature as World Literature, 2021), The Palgrave Handbook of Reproductive Justice and Literature (2022), and Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (2022). She is also a literary translator, and her translations of Mieko Kawakami’s works have appeared in Granta, Freeman’s, Words without Borders, World Literature Today, Astra, and The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories. Her translation of Natsuko Imamura’s novella Kochira Amiko is forthcoming from Pushkin Press.