Ju Yon Kim is the Patsy Takemoto Mink Professor of English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American literature and performance; modern and contemporary American theater and drama; and cross-racial and intercultural performance. She is the author of The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday (NYU Press, 2015), which received the 2016 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association for best book in American studies published in 2015 by a New England area scholar. Her articles have appeared in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, The Journal of Transnational American Studies, Modernism/modernity, Theatre Survey, and the Journal of Asian American Studies. Her article, “Between Paper and Performance: Suspicion, Race, and Casting in The Piano Teacher,” received Modern Drama's 2020 Best Article Award. She was named a 2022-27 Harvard College Professor for her contributions to teaching. Kim's current book project is titled Paper Performance: Suspicion and the Spaces of Asian American Theater. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and her B.A. in English from Yale University.