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Associate Professor Phyllis Chew's profile 

Dr Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew is a tenured professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Her areas of specialization are sociolinguistics, literacy and English language methodology. 

Dr Chew is on the international advisory board of Gendering Asia, Teaching Education, Malaysian English Language Teaching Journal, the International Journal of Language Studies, Asian EFL Journal and Asia Tefl Journal. 

While she has written numerous articles and book chapters, her most influential publications are on English as an international language, gender studies and comparative religion. 

Dr Chew is the author of Emergent Lingua Francas ( New York: Routledge 2009) and The Chinese Religion and the Bahai Faith (Oxford: George Ronald 1992). She is the project advisor for Instep, the textbook and audio-visual multimodal series used in Singapore schools from 2001-2011; as well as among other things, past president of the English Language and Literature Association of Singapore, the Association of Women for Action and Research, the University Women’s Association and past Director of the United Nations’ Association of Singapore. 

Dr Chew has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and several Chinese universities such as Beijing Foreign Language University, Jimei University, Northern Ethnics University and Hainan University. 

Dr Chew is in constant demand as a public speaker and has presented workshops in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Kenya. 

In 2010, she was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Professorship as well as the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship (2010).