Professoriate and Academic-related Staff


Head of School

Dr L. Lim
(BA NUS; PhD Reading)

World Englishes, Asian Englishes, postcolonial Englishes, sociolinguistics, phonetics, prosody, multilingualism, language maintenance, shift, endangerment and revitalisation
Tel: 3917-2871 Office: CRT-7.42 Email:




Professor C.M. Hutton
Chair Professor
(MA, DPhil Oxon, MA Columbia)
Sociolinguistics; sociology of language; semantics; semiotics; philosophy of linguistics; criminological linguistics (triad studies); language and the law

Tel: 3917-5142 Office: CRT-8.34 Email:

Professor A. Jaworski
Chair Professor
(MA, PhD Poznan)
Sociolinguistics; discourse analysis; multimodality; language and globalization; linguistic landscapes; language and art
Tel: 3917-7274 Office: CRT-8.42 Email:

Professor J. Kuehn
(MA Bonn, MSt Oxon, PhD London, Habilitation Bamberg)
The long nineteenth century; popular literature and culture; critical theory

Tel: 3917-1921 Office: CRT-7.44 Email:



Associate Professors

Dr W. Gan
(BA, PhD London)
Early twentieth-century women's writing (modernist and non-modernist); the essay genre; Asian film; feminist theory

Tel: 3917-5143 Office: CRT-8.39 Email:

Dr O. Heim
(Lic. phil., PhD Basel)
Postcolonial literature, Pacific writing, island studies, literary and cultural theory

Tel: 3917-2770 Office: CRT-7.41 Email:

Dr J.H.C. Leung
(BA HKU; LLB London; MPhil, PhD Cantab; LLM Yale)
Cognitive approaches to meaning and conceptual organisation; implicit learning of language; language and the law; legal bilingualism and multilingualism; language politics; legal and political communication

Tel: 3917-7932 Office: CRT-8.36 Email:

Dr D. Noël
(MA Antwerp, PhD Ghent)
Cognitive-functional linguistics, grammaticalization, diachronic construction grammar, clausal complementation in English, Dutch-French-English contrastive verb valency, evidentiality, empirical linguistics.

Tel: 3917-1922 Office: CRT-7.39 Email:

Dr A. Pablé
(MA UZH, PhD University of Zurich)
integrational linguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, semiotics, history of linguistics, translation studies, literary linguistics

Tel: 3917-2750
Office: CRT-8.35 Email:

Dr P.K. Richards
(MA, PhD Harvard; MA Creative Writing, Boston)
American literature, poetry, creative writing, drama, studies in life-writing, and theatre practices

Tel: 3917-5145 Office: CRT-7.40 Email:

Dr O. Zayts
(MA; PhD St Petersburg, Russia)
discourse analysis, (interactional) pragmatics, conversation analysis, intercultural communication, professional communication (in particular, in healthcare and business contexts), politeness, identity, leadership

Tel: 3917-7275
Office: CRT-7.38 Email:



Assistant Professors

Dr A. Adair
(BA(Hons)/LLB, DipML, MA Melbourne, MSt Oxon, PhD Yale)
Medieval English literature, Old English, Old Norse, manuscript studies, book history, law and literature, legal history, digital humanities.

Tel: 3917-2761 Office: CRT-8.38 Email:

Dr F.L. Blumberg
(BA Amherst; MA Dartmouth; JD Virginia; PhD Stanford)
Early modern literature, poetics, rhetoric, law and literature.

Tel: 3917-2764 Office: CRT-8.41 Email:

Dr B. Bolander
(MA Bern, PhD Basel)
sociolinguistics of globalisation, sociolinguistics and social theory, World Englishes, language and religion, English in South and Central Asia, computer-mediated communication.

Tel: 3917-5141 Office: CRT-7.43 Email:

Dr B. Chua
(BA, PhD Melbourne)
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature, the English Civil Wars, literary and cultural theory, drama.

Tel: 3917-7938 Office: CRT-8.40 Email:

Dr des N. Eberle
(MA Zurich, PhD Studies Zurich)
Sociolinguistics, language variation and change, contact linguistics, lesser-known varieties of English, English varieties in the Caribbean, dialect typology, sociolinguistics of mobility.

Tel: 3917-4487 Office: CRT-8.49 Email:

Dr E. Ho
(BA Smith; MA U of Vermont; PhD Rutgers)
Contemporary literature, postcolonial theory and fiction, neo-Victorian studies; comics and graphic novels, global literatures in English, and geo-humanities.

Tel: 3917-2766 Office: CRT-8.48 Email:

Dr J.R. Valdez
(BA, MA, PhD Johns Hopkins)
nineteenth-century British literature and culture, the novel, popular literature, literary theory

Tel: 3917-2754 Office: CRT-8.37 Email:




Dr K. Chen
(BA, M.Phil HKU; MA, PhD U Michigan)
Sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, Cantonese-English bilingualism, language and identity, language ideologies, sociolinguistic documentary films.

Tel: 3917-4474 Office: CRT-8.43 Email:



Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr H. Hulme
(BA Leeds; MA, PhD University College London)
Contemporary literature; twentieth-century literature; literary theory; ethics of literature; translation studies; bilingualism; hospitality; nomadism
Tel: 3917-1467 / 3917-4475 Office: G/F Run Run Shaw Heritage House / CRT-7.51 Run Run Shaw Tower

Dr H. Shipman
(MSc, MA, PhD Cardiff)
applied linguistics; discourse analysis; professional discourse; medical/health communication (in particular genetic testing/genetic counselling); intercultural communication
Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:



Visiting Professor

Professor A. Bell
(Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Visiting Research Professor



Visiting Lecturers

Mr M. Mandlin
(BA Bard, MFA Boston)

Ms M. Sterling
(BA Concordia, MFA Boston)




Ms Maggie Leung
(BA HKU, MA Westminster)
Tel: 3917-5144 Office: CRT-7.49 Email:



Teaching Assistants

Mr George Cheng
(B.A. H.K., M.Phil H.K.)
Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

Ms Sophia To
(BA HKU, MLE Canada)
Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

Mr Vincent Tse
Office: CRT-7.46 Email:

Dr Bobo Wong
Tel: 3917-4475 Office: CCT- 7.51 Email:



Honorary Teachers

Dr P. Chan
(BA, MA HKU, DipEd CUHK, PhD Nottingham)
Honorary Associate Professor

Office: CRT-7.49 Email:

Dr Amanda Cheung
(BA, MA London; MPhil, PhD Cantab)
Honorary Assistant Professor
Tel: 3917-4475 Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

Professor A. Durant
(MA, PhD Cantab)
Honorary Professor


Dr L. Gattass
(BA Columbia University, MA, PhD PUC-Rio)
Honorary Assistant Professor

Dr G. Gould
Honorary Associate Professor


Professor E.Y.L. Ho
(BA, MPhil HK, PhD London)
Honorary Professor

Dr H. Hwang
(BA Harvard; MA, PhD London )
Honorary Associate Professor


Dr P. Kennedy
(Ed.D. (Bristol), M.Phil. (Dublin), M.A. (Essex), M.A. (Sussex), B.A. (Wales), Cert. Ed. (L/don))
Honorary Associate Professor

Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

Professor D.W.F. Kerr
(MA Cantab, PhD Warwick)
Honorary Professor
Tel:3917-7938 Office: CRT-8.40 Email:

Dr N. Luke
(BA, LLB Queensland; MSt, DPhil Oxford)
Honorary Assistant Professor


Dr J. McMahon
(AB Lafayette College, MA BU, PhD CUNY)
Honorary Associate Professor


Dr J. Orman
(BA, MA, PhD London)
Honorary Assistant Professor

Dr H. Rambukwella
(BA (Hon) Peradeniya, PhD HKU))
Honorary Assistant Professor


Dr P. Smethurst
(BA, PhD London)
Honorary Associate Professor

Professor Q.S. Tong
(Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou)
Honorary Professor

Dr M. Wan
Honorary Associate Professor
Tel: 3917-4349 Office: CCT- 6.16, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus

Dr A. Weisberg-Roberts
(BA USC; MA, PhD Courtauld, London)
Honorary Assistant Professor
Tel: 3917-4475 Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

Dr M. L-Y Wong
(BA, MPhil HKU, PhD Lancaster)
Honorary Assistant Professor
Tel: 3917-5144 Office: CRT- 7.49 Email:

Dr N. Zhang
(BA, MA Fudan; MA PhD Johns Hopkins)
Honorary Assistant Professor




Last updated: 5 February 2018