Professoriate and Academic-related Staff


Head of School

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:




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 K. A. Johnson
(BA Hons, UMich; MA, PhD UPenn)
American literature, colonial through early-twentieth centuries; Native American literatures; race studies; law and literature; anthropology and literature; visual aesthetics; postcolonial theory; history of the novel; transnational dimensions of the China Trade
Tel: 3917-5141 Office: CRT-7.43 Email:

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

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

Professor P.K. Richards
(MA, PhD Harvard; MFA Creative Writing, Boston)
Poetry, creative writing, life writing, drama, interdisciplinary theatre practice

Tel: 3917-5145 Office: CRT-7.40 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 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
integrational linguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, semiotics, history of linguistics, translation studies, literary linguistics

Tel: 3917-2750
Office: CRT-8.35 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 R. K. W. Chan
(BA&BED, MPhil HKU; MPhil, PhD Cantab)
Experimental Phonetics, forensic phonetics, prosody, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, implicit and explicit language learning, English in Hong Kong

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

Dr B. Chua
(BA, PhD Melbourne)
17th and 18th Century British Literature; Literature and Jacobitism; Critical Theory; History of Sexualities; Religion and Literature; History of the Novel; Shakespeare Adaptation Studies

Tel: 3917-7938 Office: CRT-8.40 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-8.43 Email:

Dr B. King
(BA, BED Calgary; MA, Leicester; PhD Vic Wellington)
Discourse analysis, critical sociolinguistics, gender, sexuality, linguistic landscapes, health communication (particularly in relation to intersex and differences of sexual development)

Tel: 3917-4474 Office: CRT-8.48 Email:

Dr N. Luke
(BA, LLB Queensland; MSt, DPhil Oxford)
Shakespeare; early modern literature; drama; literary theory; religion and literature; law and literature; aesthetics
Tel: 3917-2290 Office: CRT-7.48 Email:

Dr des R. D. Nicholson
(MA ULB, Copenhagen; PhD Munich)
South Asian drama and linguistics, Palestinian theatre, globalisation of opera, world literature

Tel: 3917-2871 Office: CRT-7.42 Email:

Dr J. N. Singh
(MA Mainz; MA, PhD Cardiff)
Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, World Englishes, Global Hip Hop Linguistics

Tel: 3917-7281 Office: CRT-8.63 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. D. Weston
(MA Oxon, MPhil, PhD Cantab, DELTA)
Sociolinguistics, World Englishes, discourse analysis, English dialect emergence and development, bilingual pragmatics

Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:



MAES Programme Directors

Dr A. Cheung
(BA, MA London; MPhil, PhD Cantab)
Assistant Professor
Tel: 3917-5144 Office: CRT-7.49 Email:

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

Tel: 3917-5144 Office: CRT-7.49 Email:



Society of Fellows

Dr A. Gunaratne
(B.A. Mount Holyoke College; PhD Princeton University)
Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Global Anglophone and World Literature; Revolutionary Histories of the Third World; Law and Literature; Literary/Critical Theory
Tel: 3917-1467 Office: G/F Run Run Shaw Heritage House Email:

Dr B. Harper
(MA MPhil Cantab; MA MPhil PhD Yale; MA SOAS, University of London)
Comparative literature; Classical and early modern poetry and drama; epic; tragedy; Chinese philosophy and pre-modern poetry; East-West studies
Tel: 4610-7112 Office: G/F Run Run Shaw Heritage House Email:

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 Office: G/F Run Run Shaw Heritage House Email:

Dr D. Karlander
(BA, MA Uppsala, PhD Stockholm)
Historical epistemology, philosophical anthropology, semiotics, sociolinguistics

Tel: 3917-1467 Office: G/F Run Run Shaw Heritage House Email:



Visiting Professor

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



Visiting Lecturers

Dr C. Dawson
(BA Durham; MA York; PhD Durhan)
Tel: 3917-4475 Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

Mr M. Mandlin
(BA Bard, MFA Boston)



Teaching Assistants

Mr George Cheng
(B.A. H.K., M.Phil H.K.)
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:

Dr Jennifer Gresham
(BA MA U of T; PhD HKU)
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:

Ms Sophia To
(BA HKU, MLE Canada)
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:

Mr Vincent Tse
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:

Dr Bobo Wong
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:

Mr Jasper Wu
Tel: 3917-7279 Office: CRT-7.59 Email:



Honorary and Adjunct Teachers

Dr B. Bolander
(MA Bern; PhD Basel)
Assistant Professor

Mr J. Chan
Tel:3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

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

Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

Dr K. Chen
(BA, M.Phil HKU; MA, PhD U Michigan)
Associate Professor

Professor A. Durant
(MA, PhD Cantab)


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

Dr G. Gould
Associate Professor


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

Dr W.S.Y. Ho
(BA CityU, Dip CIOLHKS, PGDE HKU, MSt Oxon, PhD Lancaster, LCGI)

Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

Dr A. Kang
(BA (Cornell); MA, PhD (UC Santa Barbara))
Principal Lecturer

Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

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

Office: CRT-7.48 Email:

Professor D.W.F. Kerr
(MA Cantab; PhD Warwick)

Ms C. Lam
(BA HKU; MPhil Cantab)
Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT-7.50 Email:

Dr L. Lim
(BA NUS; PhD Reading)

Associate Professor

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


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

Dr J. Parker
(BA (Cantab), MA, PhD (Leeds))
Assistant Professor

Tel: 3917-4475 Office: CRT-7.51 Email:

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


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

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

Dr M. Wan
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)
Assistant Professor

Dr M. L-Y Wong
(BA, MPhil HKU; PhD Lancaster)

Associate Professor
Tel: 3917-5146 Office: CRT- 7.50 Email:

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




Last updated: 15 August 2019