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Distinguished Professors

Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor





Rod Ellis

MA (Leeds), MEd (Bristol), PhD (London)

Professor Rod Ellis is the deputy head of the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include: Second language acquisition, individual learner differences, form-focussed instruction, teacher education, course design and methodology of language teaching.




Project 211 Distinguished Full / Visiting Professor





Jeroen van de Weijer

Drs. (Nijmegen), D.Phil. (Leiden)

Shanghai Oriental Scholar Professorship

Jeroen van de Weijer is a Dutch linguist. He is the Full Professor of English linguistics under the “Project 211” at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). His current research is focused on combining models of theoretical phonology with psycholinguistics.



Ghil’ad Zuckermann

MA (Tel Aviv), D.Phil. (Oxford), PhD-titular (Cambridge)

Shanghai Oriental Scholar Professorship

Ghil’ad Zuckermann is an Israeli linguist who works with language revival, contact linguistics, lexicology and the study of language, culture and identity. He is Professor of Linguistics of Endangered Languages and ARC Discovery Fellow at the University of Adelaide.



Steve J. Kulich

MA (Kansas), D.Phil. (Humboldt)

Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award

National “Best Foreign Teacher” Award

Steve Kulich is Director of the SISU Intercultural Institute (SII), Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Intercultural Research (IAIR) and Advisor to the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC). A pioneer of IC in China, he focuses on Chinese values and identity, language and culture teaching, personal and disciplinary development.



Dipika Mukherjee

PhD (Texas A&M)

Dipika Mukherjee is an Indian writer and sociolinguist. She is Professor of Linguistics at SISU and a Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden. Her research focuses on the language patterns of diasporic communities. Her novel Thunder Demons was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009.



SONG Binghui

BA (Fudan), MA (Fudan), PhD (Fudan)

Professor Song Binghui is the dean of the Comparative Literature Institute at SISU, and the associate editor of Comparative Literature in China. He is also a member of Chinese Writers’ Association. His research concentrates on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and comparative literature.



WANG Jin-guo

BA (SISU), MA (Lanzhou), PhD (Lanzhou)

Wang Jin-guo is an alumnus of Shanghai International Studies University. He is currently the vice dean of the School of Politics and Administration at Lanzhou University. As a Professor of International Politics, his research is focused on Slavic & Central Asian studies and international diplomacy.



JIN Huimin


Jin Huimin is Professor of Literary Theory at the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academic of Social Science (CASS). He was a post-doctoral research fellow at University of California Irvine (UCI). He is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal Theory, Culture & Society.