Shakila Abdul Manan is Professor of English Language Studies at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She researches and teaches in the areas of Stylistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Feminist and Postcolonial Studies. Her main research interest is in the critical study of language and the way in which it is used to constitute, maintain or challenge relationships of power. She is also interested in exploring issues of multicultural identity and their intersections with ethnicity, class and gender in Malaysian postcolonial creative writings. Her articles have been published in internationally peer-reviewed journals such as Asia Pacific Media Educator, Southeast Asian Review of English, Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Culture, Atlantic Literary Review, Journal of Language and Politics (forthcoming), etc. Her recent publications include the following co-edited books: English in Malaysia: Postcolonial and Beyond (2014), Contemporary Perspectives in English Language Studies: Linguistics and Literature (2014), Linguistics, Literature and Culture: Millennium Realities and Innovative Practices in Asia (2012), Exploring Space: Trends in Literature, Linguistics and Translation (2008) and Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Emerging Trends in Teaching and Learning (2008). Currently, she is the Chief Editor of Kajian Malaysia (Journal of Malaysian Studies) and is a fellow with the Women’s Development and Research Centre (KANITA) which is based in Universiti Sains Malaysia.