Researchers Database

Kumojima Tomoe

FacultyResearch organization of Integrative STEAM Education
Last Updated :2023/09/21


Profile and Settings

  • Name (Japanese)

  • Name (Kana)



  • DPhil in English, University of Oxford

Research Interests

  • travel writing
  • gender
  • postcolonialism
  • transnational feminism

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences, Literature - British/English-languag

Research Experience

  • Mar. 2020, Feb. 2021, The University of California, Berkeley, English Department, Visiting Scholar, United States
  • Apr. 2015, Mar. 2022, Nara Women’s University, Collaborative Organization for Research in women's Education of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Lecturer, Japan
  • Apr. 2014, Mar. 2015, Nara Women’s University, International Exchange Center, Assistant Professor, Japan
  • Apr. 2022, 9999, Nara Women's University, Research organization of Integrative STEAM Education, Lecturer

Association Memberships

  • 日本英文学会
  • Modern Language Association


Published Papers

  • Refereed, Studies in Travel Writing, “A strange thrill”: Isabella Bird and the fugitive community of travellers, 2017, 21, 1, 33, 46, Scientific journal

Books etc


  • Oral presentation, 21 Jan. 2023, 21 Jan. 2023
  • Oral presentation, 02 Jun. 2022, 04 Jun. 2022
  • Tomoe Kumojima, NAVSA Virtual Series: Victorian Studies, Asia, and the Pacific, Victorian Women Writers and Japan as Britain's Asian Ally, Oral presentation, 19 Mar. 2021, 19 Mar. 2021, 14 May 2021
  • Gothic Spaces: Houses, Landscapes, Bodies, Gothic Sisterhood: Victorian Women Travellers and Transnational Empathy in Ghostly Japan, Oral presentation, 19 Oct. 2019, True
  • Pacific Gateways: International Symposium on English Literature and the Pacific Ocean, 1760-1914, “‘A daughter of the East, a child of the West’: Yei Theodora Ozaki, Anglo-Japanese Miscegenation, and Feminine Literary Diplomacy”, 25 Nov. 2017, 24 Nov. 2017, 25 Nov. 2017
  • East/West: Ruptures & Convergences, ‘the democracy of art’: Elizabeth Keith and the Representation of the Ordinary, 02 Dec. 2016
  • Isabella Bird and the Poetics of Female Travel Writing, Identity Destabilized: Isabella Bird in a Contact Zone, 2015
  • 2014 ELLAK International Conference Traveling Contexts: Cosmopolitanisms Old&New, East&West, "Japan to me seemed not quite human": The Representation of the Japanese Empire in British Women's Travel Writing during the Interwar Period, 2014
  • Tomoe Kumojima, 2022 MLA International Symposium, Hospitable Translation and Nationalism of the Other: Marie Stopes and Plays of Old Japan: The “Nō”, 03 Jun. 2022, 02 Jun. 2022, 04 Jun. 2022
  • Tomoe Kumojima, English Literature and the Pacific Symposium, Tokyo Penwomen and Anglophone Women’s Literary Endeavours in the 1920s Pacific Coast, 21 Jan. 2023

Research Projects

  • Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Apr. 2019, Mar. 2022, Principal investigator, Aesthetic/Affective Diplomacy by Women in America, Britain, and Japan: From the Russo-Japanese War to the Second World War, KUMOJIMA Tomoe, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, KAKENHI, Nara Women's University, 0, 0, 0, Competitive research funding, rm:presentations;rm:presentations;rm:presentations;rm:presentations
  • Mar. 2020, Feb. 2021, Principal investigator, Trans-Pacific Aesthetic Diplomacy of Women in the United States and Japan between 1904 and 1945, Fulbright Japan, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Grant, The University of California, Berkeley
  • Apr. 2016, Mar. 2020, Principal investigator, Literature at the Interstices: The Representation of the Empire of Japan by British Female Scientists and British Wives and Daughters of Japanese Men, KUMOJIMA Tomoe, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, KAKENHI, 0, 0, 0, Competitive research funding, rm:books_etc;rm:presentations
  • Oct. 2014, Mar. 2016, Principal investigator, The Clash of Imperialisms: Representation of the Empire of Japan by British Female Writers Across Two World Wars, KUMOJIMA Tomoe, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, KAKENHI, 0, 0, 0, Competitive research funding, rm:published_papers;rm:books_etc;rm:presentations;rm:presentations
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C), Apr. 2023, Mar. 2026, 23K00400, Principal investigator, Transpacific Network of Women: Digital Analysis of Female Literary Exchanges in the UK, the US, and Japan in the First Half of the Twentieth Century, Tomoe Kumojima, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), KAKENHI, Nara Women's University, 3640000, 2800000, 840000, kaken



  • Studies in Travel Writing, Editorial Advisory Board, Feb. 2023, 9999

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