• Associate Editor, Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal, School for Cultural and Social Transformation
  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Professor, Theatre Department


  • Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (2018); presented paper titled “Staging the Asian Local Identity in Hawai’i: Negotiating In-Betweeness” . Conference Paper, Presented, 11/15/2018.
  • Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) "Gothic Elements in Dianna Fuemana's Mapaki". Conference Paper, Presented, 11/10/2017.
  • Utah State History Conference, Moderator, "Topaz Internment Camp Panel". Other, Presented, 10/19/2015.
  • American Comparative Literature Conference, Seattle, WA; “Japanese and Chinese Settler Drama in Twentieth Century Hawaii”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/23/2015.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Oceania


  • Kimberly Jew, Lead Guest Editor (2019). "African American Performance". Vol. 42(2). Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal - Special Volume. Accepted, 02/22/2019.
  • Kimberly M. Jew & Craig Svonkin, Steven Axelrod (2018). Three Years on Doreen's Sofa: Holding Fast to the Comforts of Intimacy and Family in a Postcolonial World. Pacific Coast Philology. Vol. 153, 272-285. Published, 12/24/2018.
  • Lead Guest Editor (2018). "Staging Feminist Futures". Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal - Special Volume. Accepted, 09/01/2018.
  • Kimberly Jew (2017). Reflective Entrapments: Intimacy and Distance in Dianna Fuemana’s Mapaki. Journal of New Zealand Literature. 72-89. Published, 12/18/2017.
  • “A Place of War and Home: Two Visions of Rockbridge County Seen Through the Writings of Alexander Sterrett Paxton,” Home in Appalachia, University of Tennessee Press, edited by Leslie Worthington and Jurgen Grandt, Fall 2016. Published, 12/17/2016.
  • “The Female Immigrant as Subject: Poetic Twins and Triplicates in The Last Virgin in Paradise and Frangipane Perfume,” in Pacific Asia Inquiry, University of Guam, edited by Elizabeth Bowman. Published, 01/22/2016.
  • Lexington's Letters to the Editor, edited dramatic adaptation of published letters (in collaboration with students and faculty at Washington and Lee University), published by Mariner Press. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • “Reclaiming Ritual: Feminism and Post-Colonialism in Two Plays by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl” in Rites of Passage, Rodopi Press (Cross Cultures Series), edited by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and Gina Wisker. Published, 01/01/2010.
  • “Perspectives on Asian American Performance Art: Contexts, Memories and the Making of Meaning on Stage,” in MELUS, Journal for the Society of the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States, “Special Volume on Asian Performance,” edited by Tina Chen. Published, 01/01/2010.
  • “Gothic Aesthetics of Entanglement and Endangerment in The Sound of a Voice and The House of Sleeping Beauties,” in Asian Gothic: A Critical Reader, McFarland Press, edited by Andrew Hock Soon Ng. Published, 01/01/2008.
  • “Mr. Zero in American Literary Characters, Brucoli Layman Clark. Published, 01/01/2007.
  • “Elmer Rice” and “The Adding Machine” in The Encyclopedia of American Literature, Brucoli Layman Clark. Published, 01/01/2007.
  • “Chinese American Drama” and “Chay Yew” in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, Greenwood Press. Published, 01/03/2005.
  • “Wakako Yamauchi” in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Asian American Authors, Gale Publishers. Published, 01/03/2005.
  • “Dismantling the Realist Character in Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea and David Henry Hwang’s FOB” in Literary Gestures, the Aesthetic in Asian American Literature, Temple University Press, edited by Rocio G. Davis and Sue-Im Lee. (Choice Magazine: Winner of “Outstanding Academic Title for 2006” Award). Published, 01/01/2005.