Indra Levy

Indra Levy

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Indra Levy works on modern Japanese literature, with a particular interest in the changes that took place in conceptions of language, style, gender and genre in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Attention to the pivotal role of translations into Japanese informs her work on the development of modern Japanese vernacular style as well as her current research on concepts and practices of comedy. She received her Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University in 2001. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2004, she taught at Rutgers University.



Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

  • Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Language and Society