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The Australian National University

Professor Jacqueline Lo

Professor and Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies
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; cosmopolitanism; cross-cultural and intercultural engagement; memory and memorialisation


Professor Jacqueline Lo is Director of the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to her appoinment to the CES, she was Head of the School of Cultural Inquiry at the ANU and taught in the  literature program. 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 Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture focusing on transnational memories in Germany and Australia (2013) and a special issue of the Asia Europe Journal (2014).

Jacqueline has been Visiting Fellow at UCLA, NYU and Konstanz University, and DAAD Guest Proffesor at the University of Cologne. She is the Founding Chair of the Asian Australian Studies research Network. 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 2 other projects related to the performance of cultural diversity in Berlin (funded by the Free University of Berlin) and transnational visual culture funded by NYU.


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