CHOO Shen Li Suzanne

Assistant Professor

English Language & Literature (ELL)

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PhD in English Education, Columbia University, USA; MA in English Studies (English Literature), NUS, Singapore


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Cosmopolitanism: Philosophy and Educational Implications, English Education and Globalization, Ethics and Ethical Criticism, History of Literature Education, Media Education, Teaching of Literature

  • Suzanne Choo is Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

    Her research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, English Journal, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies among others. She co-published the book Reel World Learning: Integrating Media in the English Classroom. She has written numerous books on literary analysis that are used widely in Singapore schools.

    In 2011, she was awarded the International Award for Excellence by the International Journal of the Humanities for the best published article in the journal. That same year, she was awarded the Walter M. Sindlinger Writing Award by Teachers College, Columbia University for exceptional research paper.

    Her most recent book is Reading the world, the globe, and the cosmos: Approaches to teaching literature for the twenty-first century, published in 2013 by Peter Lang, New York. It was awarded the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award by the American Educational Studies Association.

    She co-founded Studies in Educational Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University which conducts research on how schools around the world prepare students for 21st century globalization. She is also Associate Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

    She is interested in issues related to education for global and cosmopolitan citizenship particularly in relation to literature education. Other interests include the disciplinary history of literature in English; theorizations of literature pedagogy; world, global and cosmopolitan approaches to teaching literature; and new literacies for the twenty-first century.

    For more information, please visit my website at:

    • ACR322: Teaching of poetry
    • MAE808: Language and Literature Education
    • MLE810: World Literatures
    • QCR520: Aims and approaches to teaching Literature
    • QCR523: Literature Assessment, writing and teacher reflection
    • Inservice: Poetry Masterclass I, II and III
    • Inservice: Infusing rich texts in the English classroom