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  • Education:
  • Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1973

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1973, and has also taught at internationally, at the National University of Singapore, NIE of Nanyang Technological University, and most recently as Chair Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include Asian-American and post-colonial cultural productions and ethnic and feminist writing. She is the author of five books of poems; three books of short stories; two books of criticism: Nationalism and Literature (1993) and Writing South/East Asia in English: Against the Grain (1994); a book of memoirs, Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands (1996), and a novel, Joss and Gold (2001). She has served as editor/co-editor of numerous scholarly works, including The Forbidden Stitch (1989), Approaches to Teaching Kingston’s The Woman Warrior (1991), and Transnational Asia Pacific (1999). Professor Lim is currently at work on a study of gender and nation in Asian American representations.

Research Areas

  • American Literature
  • Postcolonial, Migration, and/or Diaspora Studies
  • Office:
    South Hall 4722
  • Office Hours:
    T & R. 11:00am - noon. T & R by appoint only noon -1:00 pm
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    (805) 893-4622
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    English Department UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170
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