Jem R. Javier is an assistant professor at the Department of Linguistics, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman, where he earned his MA and PhD degrees in linguistics. He has taught graduate & undergraduate courses in linguistics, Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia, and Literacy Training Service, and conducts research primarily on Philippine linguistics & culture studies, as well as on the interface between language & cognition.
Currently, Jem is involved in the UP Monolinggwal na Diksyonaryong Filipino [UP Monolingual Dictionary of Filipino] project, based on the digital text corpus of the contemporary use of Filipino, and the updating of the reference grammar of Filipino, funded by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino [Commission on the Filipino Language]. He has also served as one of the consultants for TalkTogether: Supporting Oral Language Development, a collaborative research project headed by Dr. Sonali Nag of the Department of Education at the University of Oxford and funded by the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund. He is currently the editor-in-chief of The Archive: A Journal Dedicated to the Study of Philippine Languages and Dialects, the official publication of the UP Department of Linguistics.