​Kimberly Kalaja is an award-winning American playwright, author, and Fulbright Scholar.

Her plays include Night Moths on the Wing, The Shooter, What Happened to EmmalineTemple of Venus, and Triptych. Her publications include Reading Games: An Aesthetics of Play -- a philosophical consideration of game theory in the production of Art (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) -- and essays published in 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.

Kimberly has served on the literature faculty of several leading universities, including Princeton, 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 earned her first degree at Scripps College, her MA in Irish Literature from The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Peace Scholar), and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

Kimberly is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), PEN America, and The Dramatists Guild.