Vijay Bhatia has retired as a Professor of English from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. He was also an Adjunct Professor (Department of Linguistics) at Macquarie University, Australia, and at the University of Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim. Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he led research teams from more than 20 countries. Two of his books, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used in genre theory and practice. His third monograph on genre theory, entitled Critical Genre Analysis: Investigating Interdiscursive Performance in Professional Communication will be published by Routledge in 2016. He is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Applied Lingustics program.
Vijay’s research interests include Critical Genre Theory, Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses, including, legal, business, newspaper, advertising, genres; ESP and Professional Communication; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres.