Keiko Miyajima

Keiko Miyajima

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Japanese)
Room number and address: 
NB 7.66


PhD  The Graduate Center, CUNY

MA  The University of Tokyo

BA  Sophia University, Tokyo


Keiko Miyajima holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has taught Japanese language, literature, culture, film, and manga/anime at Adelphi University, Hofstra University, CUNY Queens College, and CUNY John Jay College. Her current research interest is gender and sexuality in manga and modern literature.

Course Taught

JPN101, JPN102, JPN201 and JPN202

Scholarly Work

“XX, XY, and XXY: Genderqueer Bodies in Hagio Moto’s Science Fiction Manga,” in LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (UPM, forthcoming)  

“I–Thou Relationships in Tourism: The Case of Cross-Cultural Interaction between Okinawan Locals and Japanese Tourists.” Co-authored with Henning, Graham and Kawabata, Shinsuke. Tourism Culture & Communication, vol.11, 2011 (

“Spatializing the Self: Places of Experience in Henry James, William James, and Kitaro Nishida.” The Journal of the American Literature Society of Japan No. 40, 2004 (

“Looking from the Other Side: Gaze, Gender, and The Aspern Papers.Strata No. 16, 2002 (

Translation:『アレキサンダーに学ぶ100戦100勝の成功法則』 (Book Translation from Are Leaders Born or Made?: The Case of Alexander the Great by Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries)  East Press, Tokyo, 2005 

Honors and Awards

Adjunct of the Year Award (2012-13), John Jay College

Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Japanese, Literature, Manga, Gender and LGBTQ Studies, Translation