- Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1973
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim is a Professor Emerita in the English Department and Chair of Women’s Studies 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. She is the recipient of Fulbright & Wein International Fellowships, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, 2 American Book Awards, MELUS and Feminist Press Lifetime Achievement Awards, the University of California Santa Barbara Research Lecturer Award, and the Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer Award. She has also been selected for visiting Professorships at MIT, NUS, NIE, National Sun-yet Sen University, and the City University of Hong Kong.
She is the author of eleven poetry collections, three novels, The Shirley Lim Collection, three books of short stories, and two books of criticism: Nationalism and Literature (1993) and Writing South/East Asia in English: Against the Grain (1994). Her poetry is widely anthologized; published in The Hudson Review, Feminist Studies, Virginia Quarterly Review, etc., and featured by Bill Moyers & Tracey K. Smith’s Slowdown, set to music as libretto. She has also served as editor/co-editor of over 18 anthologies and journal special issues, and numerous scholarly works including The Forbidden Stitch (1989), Approaches to Teaching Kingston’s The Woman Warrior (1991), and Transnational Asia Pacific (1999).
Her research interests include Asian-American and post-colonial cultural productions and ethnic and feminist writing. Professor Lim is currently at work on a study of gender and nation in Asian American representations.
- American Literature
- Postcolonial, Migration, and/or Diaspora Studies
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's Bookshelf
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