Kayo Denda is the women’s studies librarian at Rutgers University Libraries. Her major responsibilities include collection development of resources on women and gender and the liaison work with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the institutes and centers at Rutgers dedicated to examine the women’s issues locally and globally. For the last couple of years, Kayo has been interested in ways to improve access to information in the interdisciplinary fields in general and in women’s studies in particular. She would like to immerse herself in the disciplinary knowledge and culture through the M.A. program and experience the actual information needs of the women’s studies community, as well as to reinvigorate the library services more closely with the needs of its users. Also, as someone who was born in Japan, brought up in Brazil, and a resident of the U.S. since 1979, Kayo has great interest in immigration experiences, movements of people, and subjectivities. Prior to coming to Rutgers Libraries in 2000, she worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, Historical Studies - Social Science Library in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Committee: Carlos Decena, Yana Rogers, Nancy Hewitt
- Post-MA Employment/Education: Head, Margery Somers Foster Center and Women's Studies Librarian, Douglass Library, Rutgers University.
- Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Archival Resources Remiagined: a Feminist Examinatin of Latin American 20th Century Pamphlets with Rutgers University Libraries (Rutgers University)
- RU Core Link: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/45587/