David Holloway taught courses on Japanese literature, popular culture, and "the body." Having completed graduate degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2007) and Washington University in St. Louis (2014), his specialization was contemporary Japanese fiction with emphasis on gender and sexuality. His academic interests included youth cultures and subcultures, transgression, and Japan's "lost decade." Publications include "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction" (Japanese Language and Literature, 2016) and "Topographies of Intimacy: Sex and Shibuya in Hasegawa Junko's Prisoner of Solitude" (US–Japan Women's Journal, 2016).
- “No Future in Sakurai Ami’s Tomorrow’s Song,” Japanese Language and Literature 54, no. 2 (October 2020): 301-322. https//:doi.org/10.5195/jll.2020.91 ISSN 1536-7827 (print) 2326-4586 (online)
- “The Monster Next Door: Monstrosity, Matricide, and Masquerade in Kirino Natsuo’s Real World,” Japanese Studies 39, no. 3 (August 2019) DOI:10.1080/10371397.2019.1643708
- “Fat Phobia in Matsuura Rieko’s ‘Himantai kyōfushō,’” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 18, no. 1 (April 2018): 43-58.
- “The Unmaking of a Diva: Kanehara Hitomi’s Comfortable Anonymity,” in Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanes Cultural History, ed. Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018), 215-236.
- "Topographies of Intimacy: Sex and Shibuya in Hasegawa Junko's Prisoner of Solitude." US-Japan Women's Journal, no. 49, 2016, pp. 51-67. Project MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/614615.
- "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction." Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 50, no. 1, Apr. 2016.