​​KIMBERLY KALAJA


​Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja is an award-winning American playwright, screenwriter, author, & Fulbright.


Her plays include Night Moths on the Wing, The Shooter, and What Happened to Emmaline. Her screenplays include the award-winning short film "The Lesson." 

Her book publications include Reading Games: An Aesthetics of Play -- a philosophical consideration of game theory in the production of Art (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007),  and her essays appear in published collections from The Four Courts Press (Dublin), The Annual of Bernard Shaw StudiesThe Journal of British StudiesThe Irish Journal of Feminist StudiesThe Irish Review, & Princeton University Library Chronicle.

She earned her BA in English Literature at Scripps College, her MA in Irish Literature from The Queen's University of Belfast  (as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Peace Scholar), and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University (as a Graduate Fellow).


Kimberly has served on the faculty of leading universities, including Princeton University, NYU, & California State University, and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Tirana (Albania) during her Fulbright year.  


She is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, New York Women in Film and Television, and The Dramatists Guild.