REF 2021 nominations – an invitation

The CWWA Executive Committee has confirmed our process for considering applications to serve as a panel member in REF 2021.  We are keen to ensure that this process is transparent and inclusive – we especially welcome applications from candidates from previously under-represented groups, including women, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and people with disabilities. 

 

  1. Those wishing to be considered for nomination should submit the following to the CWWA Chair (r.carroll@tees.ac.uk) by Wednesday 6 December 2017:
  • Supporting Evidence (up to 2 pages) mapped against the criteria given in Annexe E: Nomination information
  • An up to date CV
  1. A panel of CWWA Executive Committee members will review the applications to ensure that they meet the published criteria.
  2. The Chair will notify applicants of the outcome.
  3. The Chair will submit nominations on behalf of the CWWA by the given deadline of Wednesday 20 December 2017.

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

http://www.ref.ac.uk/publications/2017/rolesandrecruitmentoftheexpertpanels.html

 

It may be helpful to note the following definitions of candidates eligible to serve on Sub-Panels, including UoA 27: English Language and Literature:

  • practising researchers of suitable personal standing who collectively have an appropriate breadth of research expertise and carry the confidence of the community
  • members from the private, public or third sectors with expertise in commissioning, applying or making use of research

Please do bring this invitation to the attention of colleagues working within the field of contemporary women’s writing – both within academia and beyond – who you feel will be well placed to contribute to the REF 2021 exercise.

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.