Aya H. Kimura is a sociologist working in the field of Science and Technology Studies, feminist political ecology, and agrofood studies. She completed her MA in environmental studies at Yale University and her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Her books include Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima (Duke University Press 2016: recipient of the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science), Hidden Hunger: Gender and Politics of Smarter Foods (Cornell University Press 2013: recipient of the Outstanding Scholarly Award from the Rural Sociological Society), and Food and Power: Visioning Food Democracy in Hawai‘i (University of Hawaii Press, coeditor). Her forthcoming book is Science by the People: Participation, Power, and the Politics of Environmental Knowledge (2019, Rutgers University Press, co-authored with Abby Kinchy).
Her research and teaching interests focus on the intersection of technoscience and gender particularly in the fields of food and environmental issues in Asia. She has written on issues such as nutrition and body, food safety and security, risk communication, nuclear power, and social movements. You can see the list of her work at https://ayakimura.weebly.com/.