Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 02 Apr - Wed 09 Apr, 2003
(Session 408/ASC 31)

no photo available Shirley Lim (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

University of California - Santa Barbara

Most Recently Attended: (1996)
Themes in Contemporary American Literature
(ASC 11)

Biography:
Shirley GEOK-LIN LIM is professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism. She has published two critical studies, Nationalism and Literature: Writing in English from the Philippines and Singapore (1993) and Writing South East/Asia in English: Against the Grain (1994). Her first collection of poems, Crossing the Peninsula (1980) received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. She is also the author of three books of short stories and a memoir, Among the White Moon Faces (1996), which received the 1997 American Book Award for non-fiction. Dr. Lim's co-edited anthology The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology earned the 1990 American Book Award. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Lim served as professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, she chaired the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a member of the National Women's Studies Association at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lim earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Brandeis University. She served as a Faculty member at American Studies Center Session 11 of the Salzburg Seminar, Themes in Contemporary American Literature, 1996.