Hitomi Yoshio is an Associate Professor of Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies (Global-J) at Waseda University. She received her B.A. in English from Yale University, M.A. in English from the University of Tokyo, and Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. Her main area of specialization is modern and contemporary Japanese literature with a focus on women’s writing, literary communities, and translation culture. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled The Birth of Women Writers: Authorship, Publishing, and Translation in Modern Japan. She has published 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), Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (2023), and Reading Desire in a New Generation of Japanese Women Writers (2023). She is the translator of Natsuko Imamura’s This Is Amiko, Do You Copy? (Pushkin Press, 2023) and co-translator of Mieko Kawakami’s two forthcoming short story collections.