Dr. Sinkwan Cheng

Professor, Comparative Liberal Studies
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Email: sinkwan.cheng@ahss.habib.edu.pk

Sinkwan Cheng has been awarded twelve (inter-)national fellowships and grants–including a European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a DAAD Fellowship, and two other IAS Fellowships in the U.K. and in Poland.

Along with Samuel Moyn, David Armitage, Michael Freeden, and Knud Haakonssen, she serves on the International Editorial Board of Global Intellectual History. She was also a reviewer for the European Institutes for Advanced Study’s international fellowship program.

Dr. Cheng has given faculty seminars and lectures in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, China, South Korea, Macau, and Hong Kong.

She is the editor of Law, Justice, and Power: Between Reason and Will (Stanford University Press). Contributors to this volume include Kristeva, Žižek, J. Hillis Miller, Badiou, Nancy Fraser, and Laclau. She has also published in MLN, Cardozo Law Review, American Journal of Semiotics, Law and Literature, and Literature and Psychology.

She was also the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in a campus-wide competition at SUNY Buffalo.


  • 1995 – PhD in Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • 1994 – M.A. in Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1992 – M.A. in English Literature, Indiana University–Bloomington
  • 1980 – B.A. in English Literature (with Honours), Chinese University of Hong Kong
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