​​KIMBERLY KALAJA


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


Her plays include Night Moths on the Wing, The Shooter, and What Happened to EmmalineHer 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 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 faculty of several leading universities, including Princeton University, NYU, & California State University, and she 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, New York Women in Film and Television, and The Dramatists Guild.