Iwaki Kyōko is a JSPS post-doctorate researcher affiliated with Waseda University. Currently, she also gives lectures at Chuo University. Iwaki Kyōko obtained a PhD in Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London in November 2017. After her completion of PhD, she became a Visiting Scholar at The Segal Center, The City University of New York. Her recent publications include, Ushio Amagatsu: Des rivages d’enfance au bûto de Sankai juku (Paris, Actes Sud), Japanese Theatre Today: Theatrical Imaginations of Eight Contemporary Practitioners (Tokyo: Film Art Publishing, 2018). She has also contributed a chapter (chapters) to Fukushima and the Arts: Negotiating Nuclear Disaster (London, Routledge, 2016), A History of Japanese Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (Routledge, 2018). She contributes to journals such as New Theatre Quarterly.