REF 2021 nominations


Dear CWWA members


I am very pleased to report that the CWWA has been approved as a nominating body for REF 2021.  This means that the CWWA is one of a number of subject associations and other organisations which have been approved to nominate individuals to serve as Main or Sub-Panel members.  This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that our field of research is represented in the REF 2021 process.


The CWWA Executive Committee will be meet on Monday 6 November 2017 to confirm a transparent and inclusive process for the selection of nominees.  Further information will be circulated to all members in a following email.  We especially welcome applications by candidates from previously under-represented groups, including women, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and disabled people.


Full information about the roles and recruitment of expert panels can be found on the REF 2021 website:


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries at this stage.


Best wishes




Dr Rachel Carroll

Reader in English, Teesside University

Chair of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association


Department of Humanities

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law 

Teesside University





01642 384029

About Pin-chia Feng

Pin–chia Feng is Chair Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Research Fellow of the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (joint appointment) and adjunct Distinguished Chair Professor of Chung Hua University. Currently she is also the director of NCTU’s Asian American Studies Research Center. Feng was NCTU’s Provost of Academic Affairs, Chair of NCTU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, President of the Comparative Literature Association of ROC (2005-2008), President of the Association of English and American Literature (2009-2011, 2014-2015), convener of foreign literature discipline of Taiwan’s National Science Council (NSC, now Ministry of Science and Technology; 2010-2013), and a recipient of the 2007, 2010, and 2013 NSC Outstanding Research Award as well as the 2015 Academic Award of the Ministry of Education. Her monograph, Diasporic Representations: Reading Chinese American Women’s Fiction, was awarded Academia Sinica’s Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012). Feng received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994). She writes on issues of gender, race, and representation in films, graphic narratives, as well as in Asian American, African American and Afro-Caribbean literatures.