Leah Kalmanson is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Drake University, where she teaches classes in continental philosophy, philosophy of art, and East Asian philosophies and religions. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2010. She is the author of Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought (Bloomsbury 2020) and co-author with Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach of A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Bloomsbury 2021). Her published and forthcoming articles appear in journals including Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy Review, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Hypatia, Journal of World Philosophies, Philosophy East and West, Shofar, and Studies of Chinese Religions. She currently serves as Assistant Editor at the Journal of Japanese Philosophy (SUNY Press).