Leah Kalmanson is an assistant 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. Her published and forthcoming articles appear in journals including Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy Review, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Hypatia, Philosophy East and West, and Shofar.
She has co-edited the collections Buddhist Responses to Globalization with James Mark Shields (Lexington, 2014), Levinas and Asian Thought with Frank Garrett and Sarah Mattice (Duquesne, 2013) and Confucianism in Context with Wonsuk Chang (SUNY, 2010), and she serves as an Assistant Editor at the Journal of Japanese Philosophy (SUNY Press). Her current research focuses on connections between postcolonial theory and comparative philosophy.