Professor Jacqueline Lo

Honorary Professor
College Arts & Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Cultural Theory 200204
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Postcolonial Studies 200211
  • Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies 190404
  • Arts And Cultural Policy 160502
  • Visual Arts And Crafts 1905

Research interests

Performance and postcolonial theories; European studies; 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 Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Adelaide. She was previously Chair of Academic Board at the ANU for two terms. She was also Associate Dean (International) for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Executive Director of the Centre for European Studies. 

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). She has published extensively in areas of cross-cultural engagement and cultural studies in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Jacqueline has considerable experience in academic governance and management, and is an active contributor to discussions within the university-sector. She is also highly experienced in education and cultural policy and cultural diplomacy. She recently served on the committee for reviewing the ACT Arts Framework Policy, and regularly conducts briefings for govenrment and the diplomatic corps. Jacqueline 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, and is the lead investigator of three large Jean Monnet research grants focusing on migration and integration (PPCEUMI), European public policy (EUROPOL) and the Centre for Excellence in EU-Australia Economic Relations. For details see




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