Dr. Kristie Collins

Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies at
Reitaku University


  • English

  • Français (intermediate)



Kristie Collins is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Reitaku University, in Kashiwa, Japan. Kristie teaches courses in Gender Studies, Media and Gender Studies, Literature, Canadian Studies, and English as a Foreign Language, and has been teaching at universities across England, Finland, Turkey, and Japan for over twenty years. Among her varied publications, are The Marginalized Majority: Media Representation and Lived Experiences of Single Women (Bern: Peter Lang, 2013) and the chapter, “Waiting with bated breath: My journey to securing tenure” in the recently released Foreign Female English Teachers in Japanese Higher Education: Narratives From Our Quarter, edited by Diane Hawley Nagatomo, Katheen A. Brown, and Melodie Cook (Candlin & Mynard, 2020).

Holding a bilingual double major B.A. in Canadian Studies and Drama (Glendon College, York University, Canada), an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (University of Birmingham, U.K.), and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan), with a focus on Media and Gender Studies, Kristie is a strong believer in the value and benefit of an interdisciplinary education. When she is not teaching and researching in Japan, you can usually find her in her home province of Prince Edward Island, Canada.


Areas of expertise

  • Research on foreign female academics in Japan

  • Media representations of single women in Canada, the US and Japan

  • Research in female singleness

  • Addressing diversity and social justice issues in Japanese universities


Contact information: upon request from the CCCJ office at info [at] cccj.or.jp