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The Australian National University

Professor Jacqueline Lo

Professor and Executive Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies, and Associate Dean (International).
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Cultural Theory 200204
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Postcolonial Studies 200211
  • Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies 190404
  • Arts And Cultural Policy 160502
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality 200205
  • Visual Arts And Crafts 1905

Research interests

Performance and postcolonial theories; Asia in the West; Asian Australian cultural politics; diaspora & migration; cultural diplomacy;cosmopolitanism; cross-cultural and intercultural engagement; memory and memorialisation


Professor Jacqueline Lo is Associate Dean (International) for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies. She is also the Chair of Academic Board (2016-2018).

Jacqueline is an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures at the Free University of Berlin. Her research focuses on issues of race, colonialism, diaspora and the interaction of cultures and communities across ethnic, national and regional borders. Publications include Staging Nation (HKUP 2002), Performance and Cosmopolitics (Palgrave Macmillan 2007, with Helen Gilbert). Her latest publications include editing a special issue of the Asia Europe Journal (2014) and contributing to a volume of essays on the concept of empathy and memory studies (2016).

Jacqueline has considerable experience in the areas of education and cultural policy, cultural diplomacy and management in the tertiary sector. She is presently serving on the reference group for the ACT Arts Framework Policy Review and regularly conducts briefings for govenrment and the diplomatic corps. She has been Visiting Fellow at UCLA, NYU, the Free University of Berlin and Konstanz University, and DAAD Guest Professor at the University of Cologne. She is the Founding Chair of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network and a member of the NYU Global Arts Exchange Program. She was awarded the Chevalier Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2014.

Researcher's projects

Jacqueline is presently completing a book on Asian Australian cultural politics (funded by the ARC), and is involved in 3 other projects related to EU-Australia trade (ARC Linkage), editing a special Australian postcolonial issue of Interventions, and a project on transnational visual culture funded by NYU.


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