Dorinne K. Kondo is a Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at the University of Southern California. Kondo is author of "Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace, ""About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater," and "Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity." She is a former director of Asian American Studies at USC, a playwright, and a dramaturg. She served as a dramaturg for three world premieres of actress/ playwright Anna Deavere Smith's plays, including "Twilight: Los Angeles," about he 1992 uprisings.
She holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Anthropology from Harvard University.