Professor Jacqueline Lo
|Position||Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)|
|Org Unit||Office of Academic and Student Engagement|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 5902|
Old Classics Wing
Professor Jacqueline Lo is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Adelaide. With considerable experience in academic governance and management, she provides leadership and oversight for all University international and internationalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on activities and partnerships of University-wide strategic importance that support and enhance the University’s growth objectives.
Jacqueline is highly experienced in education and cultural policy & diplomacy, and is an active contributor to discussions within the university-sector. 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 was previously at the ANU, serving two terms as Chair of Academic Board, Executive Director of the Centre for European Studies, and previously Associate Dean (International) for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.
She has also served on the committee for reviewing the ACT Arts Framework Policy and regularly conducted briefings for government 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.
PhD Literature (with Distinction): University of Western Australia
BA (Hons): University of Western Australia
Awards & Achievements
2017 ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Policy and Outreach.
2014 Chevalier des Ordre des Palmes Academique/Knight of the Academic Palms, French Ministry of Education.
2008 Performance and Cosmopolitics awarded biennial Rob Jordan Award, Australasian Drama Studies Association. Shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Prize and Gleebooks Award.
2006 Staging Nation shortlisted for biennial Rob Jordan Award, Australasian Drama Studies Association.
2001 Marlis Thiersch Award for Research Excellence, Australasian Drama Studies Association for “Beyond Happy Hybridity: Performing Asian-Australian Identities”.
2013 to the present, only Australian academic to have been funded by New York University’s Annual Global Arts Exchange (GAX) Research Program
2016 Australian representative to German Migration Expert Advisory Group
2015 Delegate, Germany-Australia Strategic Partnership Dialogue, Berlin
Jacqueline is presently the investigator of three current Jean Monnet research grants focusing on migration and integration, European public policy and the Centre for Excellence in EU-Australia Economic Relations.
Her other research/teaching areas of interest include, Postcolonial studies; multiculturalism, diaspora and migration; memory studies; performance and visual cultures; Asia in the West; Asian Australian studies; cross-cultural engagement; public policy and governance; and EU-Australia-Asia relations
Recent Research Funding and Consultancies:
2019-2020 European Commission Erasmus +: Jean Monnet Research Project grant “Water Policy Hub” (59 800 EUR). Chief Investigator.
2019-2021 European Commission Erasmus +: Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, “EU-Australia Economic Cooperation” (100 000 EUR). Chief Investigator.
2017-2019 European Commission Erasmus +: Jean Monnet Research Network grant: “Politics, Policy, Culture: EU Migration and Integration” (295 671.48 EUR). Chief Investigator.
2017-2019 European Commission Erasmus+: Jean Monnet Research Project grant: “Europa Policy Lab” (59 190 EUR). Chief Investigator.
2017-2020 Multi-year New Colombo Plan program with HELP University Malaysia on “Constructing Asia: Governance, Institutions and Identity”. (AUD$45 000) Lead Applicant.
2014-2017 European Union grant for EU Studies Centre (800 000 EUR) with additional co-contribution from ANU comprising cash contribution from external partners and ANU of 700 000 EUR. Total raised (1 486 924 EUR). Chief Investigator
2013 G08 European Fellowship (AUD$20 00). Chief Investigator.
2011-2014 Erasmus Mundus Mobility Grant for Research in the Social Sciences Consortium (124 775 EUR). Partner Investigator.
2011 Spanish Cultural Commission, Spanish-Australia Program (50000 EUR). Chief Investigator.
2010-2011 DAAD-Australian Group of 8 Universities grant for Memory and Migration project with Konstanz University (AUD$20 000). Chief Investigator.
2009-2011 ARC Linkage, “Australia and the European Union: A study of changing trade and business relationship”. ARC AUD$175 000, DIISR – AUD$60 000; DAFF AUD$30 000; DFAT – No cash contribution; EU Delegation to Australia and New Zealand – AUD$36 000; European Australian Business Council AUD$16 000. Total amount AUD $317 000. Chief Investigator.
2009 Spanish Government, Ministry of Culture Grant to develop literary links between Australia and Spain (AUD$20 000). Chief Investigator.
2008-2010 ARC Discovery, ‘Being Asian in Australia and the US: Analysing Ethnic Representation in Visual Arts, Popular Culture, Academia and Community Festivals’, with Dean Chan and Tseen Khoo (AUD$175 000). Chief Investigator.
2015-2018 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade EU training Course (AUD$200 000).
2014 Department of Education. EU-Australian Education Policy Dialogue (AUD$45 000)
2012-2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade EU training Course (AUD$150 000).
2011-2012 Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education discussion paper on EU-Australia Student Mobility: International Best Practice. (AUD$20 000).
Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australasia. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007. With Helen Gilbert. Winner biennial Rob Jordan Award, Australasian Drama Studies Association. Shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Prize and Gleebooks Award.
Staging Nation: Postcolonial English Language Theatre in Malaysia and Singapore. Hong Kong University Press, 2004. Shortlisted biennial Rob Jordan Award, Australasian Drama Studies Association.
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Training, Research and Education (DIISRTE) commissioned paper on “EU-Australia Student Mobility: International Best Practice” 2012.
Edited Books/Special Issues Journals
Asia/Europe/Australia Dialogue, special issue of Asia Europe Journal 12.2 (2014). Co-edited with K. Cada, D. Tan and W. Shannon.
Entangled Pasts: Transnational Memories in Germany and Australia, special issue of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 4.1 (2013). Co-edited with Nina Fischer and Kate Mitchell.
Asian Australia and Asian America: Making Transnational Connections, special issue of Amerasia (2010). Co-edited with Dean Chan and Tseen Khoo
Asia@Home: New Directions in Asian Australian Studies, special issue of Journal of Australian Studies 32.4 (2008). Co-edited with Tseen Khoo.
Pigments of the Imagination: Theorising, Performing and Historicising Mixed Race, special issue of Journal of Intercultural Studies 28.1 (2007). Co-edited with Penny Edwards and Debjani Ganguly.
Resistance and Reconciliation: Writing from Commonwealth Cultures. Canberra: Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 2003. Co-edited with Bruce Bennett, Susan Cowan, Satendra Nandan and Jen Webb.
Diaspora: Negotiating Asian-Australia. Brisbane: University of Queensland, 2000. Co-edited with Helen Gilbert and Tseen Khoo.
Writing Home: Chinese Australian Perspectives. Canberra: Centre for the Study of the Chinese Southern Diaspora, Australian National University, 2000.
Impossible Selves: Cultural Readings of Identity. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 1999. Coedited with D. Beard, R. Cunneen and D. Ganguly.
South East Asian Theatre, Special issue of Australasian Drama Studies 25, 1994.
“Beyond the US-China Dilemma: The Art of Diasporic World-making”, Australian Journal of American Studies, 33.2 (2014): 35-48.
“Moving Images, Stilling Time: The Art of Fiona Tan” in special issue on The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobilities and Migrations for Third Text 28.1 (2014): 56-66.
“Introduction” to Entangled Pasts: Transnational Memories in Germany and Australia. Special issue of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 4.1 (2013): 3-11. With Nina Fischer and Kate Mitchell.
“Returning Memory to Earth: Towards Asian-Aboriginal Reconciliation” Entangled Pasts: Transnational Memories in Germany and Australia. Special issue of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 4.1 (2013): 67-78. Images by Mayu Kanamori.
“‘Why should we care?’: Some thoughts on Cosmopolitan Hauntings” Memory Studies 6.3 (2013): 347-360.
“Asian Australia and Asian America: Making Transnational Connections”. Critical Introduction to special issue of Amerasia 36.2 (2010): xiii-xxvii. With Dean Chan and Tseen Khoo.
“Burning Daylight: Staging Asian-Indigenous History in Northern Australia” in Asian Australia and Asian America: Making Transnational Connections. Amerasia 36.2 (2010): 50-61.
“Asia@Home: New Directions in Asian Australian Studies” Asia@Home: New Directions in Asian Australian Studies, special issue of Journal of Australian Studies 32.4 (2008). Co-edited with Tseen Khoo.
“Image and Performance”, About Performance 8 (2008): 125-139. Images by William Yang.
“Pigments of the Imagination: Theorising, Performing and Historicising Mixed Race,” Pigments of the Imagination, special issue of Journal of Intercultural Studies 28.1 (2007): 1-13. With Penny Edwards and Debjani Ganguly.
“Disciplining Asian Australian Studies: Projections and Introjections”, Journal of Intercultural Studies 27, 1 and 2 (2006): 11-27. Reprinted in Locating Asian Australian Cultures, ed Tseen Khoo, Routledge, 2007, and Studying Australian Literature in India: Some Pedagogical Approaches, ed Bandyopadhyay, Australian Studies Centre, Burdwan University.
“‘Queer Magic’: Performing Mixed-race on the Australian Stage”, Contemporary Theatre Review 16 (2006): 171-188.
“Tropes of Ambivalence in Bran Nue Dae” in Altitude 5 (2005) http://bit.ly/2Uwrr5r
“Sarung Slippages and Hybrid Manoeuvres”, Kunapipi 25.2 (2003): 172-177.
“Miscegenation’s Dusky Human Consequences”, Journal of Postcolonial Studies 5.3 (2002): 297-307.
“Towards a Topography of Cross-cultural Praxis”, The Drama Review (TDR) 46.3 (2002): 31-53. With Helen Gilbert.
“Toil and Traffic: Australian Appropriations of the Suzuki Method”, Australasian Drama Studies 39 (2001): 76-91. With Helen Gilbert.
“Performing Hybridity in Post-Colonial Monodrama”, Journal of Commonwealth Literature 31.1 (1997): 519. With Helen Gilbert.
“Theatre in Singapore: An Interview with Kuo Pao Kun,” Australasian Drama Studies 23 (1993): 135-146.
“Political Theatre in Malaysia: 1984 Here and Now”, Australasian Drama Studies 22 (1993): 54-61.
“Where are the Bodies? Post-Colonial Theory and Theatrical Resistance in Malaysia”, SPAN: Journal of the South Pacific Commonwealth 36.1 (1993): 311-319.
“Myths of Nationalism and Cultural Purity in Singapore”, Indian Ocean Review 5.3 (1992): 5-8.
“Can We Talk about Poland?: Intergenerational Translations of Home,” Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture, eds. Rita Wilson & Mridula Chakraborty, London: Routledge, forthcoming 2020.
“Claiming place on the Global Stage: Brook Andrews and Vernon Ah Kee at the Biennales,” In the Balance; Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization, eds Helen Gilbert, JD Philipson and Michelle Raheja. Liverpool University Press (commissioned essay for new edition, 2019).
“‘Mutual Evaluation’: A new policy tool for dealing with ‘Behind the Borders’ Barriers”, Australia, The European Union and the New Trade Agenda, eds Annmarie Elijah, Donald Kenyon, Karen Hussey and Pierre van der Eng. ANU Press (2017): 163 - 181. With Anne McNaughton.
“Diaspora, Art and Empathy”, Empathy and Its Limits, eds Aleida Assmann and Ines Detmers. Palgrave MacMillan (2016): 202-216.
“Australia’s Other Asia in the Asian Century”, Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-Making, eds Michelle Antoinette and Caroline Turner. ANU Press (2014): 219-232.
“Dancing for the Dead”, The Politics of Interweaving Performance Culture, eds Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost and Saskya Iris Jain. Routledge (2014): 119-137.
“Performance and Diaspora” Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections, eds Kim Knott and Sean McLoughlin. Zed Books (2010): 151-156. With Helen Gilbert.
“Tangled Histories, Haunted Streets: Asian-Indigenous Relations in Broome”, Burning Daylight: Place, History and Community, Marrugeku Press (2009): 38-54.
“‘Now the language is spoke like I can speak it I speak as it is spoke’: Malaysian English Language on Stage”, Anglophone Cultures in South East Asia: Appropriations, Continuities, Contexts, eds Rudiger Ahrens, David Parker, Klaus Stierstorfer and K.K. Tam. University of Heidelberg Press (2003): 103-113.
Playing the Yellow Lady: Performing Race and Gender”, Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama, eds Marc Maufort and F. Bellarsi. Peter Lang (2001): 69-83.
“Arrested Development: Early Malaysian Theatre in English”, Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Reader, eds MA Quayum and Peter Wicks. Pearson Education (2001): 94-101.
“Prison-house, Closet and Camp: Lesbian Mimesis in Eleanor Wong’s Plays”, Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature, Vol. 3: Drama, ed Kirpal Singh. Ethos Books (2000): 99-116.
“New Formations in Asian-Australian Cultural Politics”, Diaspora: Negotiating Asian-Australia. University of Queensland (2000): 1-12. With Helen Gilbert and Tseen Khoo.
“Beyond Happy Hybridity: Performing Asian-Australian Identities”, Alter/Asians, eds Ien Ang et al. Pluto Press (2000): 152-168. Winner of 2001 Marlis Thiersch Award.
“Disorientations: Contemporary Asian-Australian Theatre”, Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s, ed Veronica Kelly. Rodopi (1998): 53-70.
“Return of the ‘Native’ in K.S. Maniam’s The Cord”, (Post)Colonial Stages: Critical and Creative Views on Drama, Theatre and Performance, ed Helen Gilbert. Dangaroo (1998): 190-200.
“Speaking In-Between: A Personal View of Australian Tertiary Education”, Australia in the World: Perceptions and Possibilities, eds Don Grant and Graham Seal. Black Swan Press (1994): 247-250.
“Tracing Emily of Emerald Hill: Subject Positioning in Performance.” Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region, eds Bruce Bennett and Dennis Haskell. University of WA Press (1992): 120-131.
Other Publications (selected)
“The EU-Australia Relationship: Continuity and Change” Australian Outlook (Australian Institute of international Affairs) With Annmarie Elijah, 5 June 2017 http://bit.ly/2VXeLF3
“Diaspora, Art and Empathy” John Young: The Bridge and the Fruit Tree, commissioned essay for exhibition catalogue, Drill Hall Gallery ANU (2013): 19-43.
“Passages into the ‘Asian century’” commissioned catalogue essay for Passages exhibition by Brian Castro, Khai Liew and John Young, Tarrawara Museum of Art (2012): 7-12.
“Ghostly inventories” commissioned catalogue essay on the works of William Yang for Recovering Lives Exhibition, Australian National University, 2008.
Introduction to 1984 Here and Now, by Kee Thuan Chye, Times Edition (2004): 7-15. With Helen Gilbert.
“Where ya from?” Telling Time, ed Virginia Baxter, Playworks Press (1996): 95-97. Reprint 1999.
Critical introduction to Ms Serena Serenata and Beaut, Luv by Merlinda Bobis, Australasian Drama Studies 27 (1995): 88-90.
“Out of the Theatre and into the Everyday: Intervening in Shopping Centres”, Real Time 9 (1995): 4. With Jules Pavlou Kirri.
“What Priscilla Said”, Real Time 4 (1994): 4-5. With Merlinda Bobis and Helen Gilbert.
Teaching Resources (Selected)
English Modules (“Literatures from Asia” and “Representations of Asian-Australian relations in contemporary literature”) Department of Education, Science and Training, 2002. Sole author.
Curriculum Corporation, Voices and Visions from Asia DVD series on China, Indonesia, Japan and India 20002003. Input included sourcing material, research, writing modules and design, with a team.
University of Adelaide Agrifood and Wine Advisory Board 2020-present
University of Sydney Professoriate Promotions Committee 2019-present
Australian Institute of Company Directors 2017-present
Australian Network of Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates 2016-present
NSW/Territories Committee of Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates 2016-present
Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities 2015-present (Inaugural Co-chair)
ACT Cultural Arts Policy Framework Reference Group 2015-present
European Commission 2012-present
Asian Australian Studies Research Network 2006-present (Founding Chair)
Royal Holloway, University of London 2009-2015 (Advisory Board)
International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research 2009-2015 (Executive)
EU Centres Network of Australian And New Zealand 2011-2014 (Chair)
Assessment and Reporting Authority 2011-2011 (Advisor)
Gallery 4a 2007-2011 (Advisory Committee)
2019 University of Sydney, Professoriate Promotions Committee.
2019 University of Venice, Board of PhD Studies, Asian and African Studies.
2015 International Advisor, Faculty of Arts Appointment and Promotion Committee, University of Malaya.
2015 Faculty member. Centre for Australian Studies, University of Cologne.
2015 Member, ACT Cultural Arts Policy Framework Reference Group.
2013 Only Australian academic funded by New York University’s Annual Global Arts Exchange (GAX) Research Program. Attended GAX in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Canberra and Sydney.
2016 Australian representative to Konrad Adenauer Foundation; International Migration Expert Advisory Group to Berlin. Program included meeting Parliamentarians, Federal Government officials, NGO and industry leaders.
2015-2018 Inaugural Co-Chair, Associate Dean (International) Network, Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Led best practice workshop for Study Abroad and research into ASSH recruitment in Asia.
2015 Member of official delegation for Germany-Australia Strategic Partnership Dialogue, Berlin. Organised by DFAT and German Federal Foreign Office. Contributed to Report of the Australia Germany Advisory Group, chaired by Senator Mathias Cormann and Minister Maria Böhmer.
2009-2015 Advisory Board, Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research, Royal Holloway, University of London.
2011-2014 Chair, EU Centres Network of Australia and New Zealand. 2011-2013 Advisor, Secondary School Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
2007-2011 Advisory Committee, Gallery 4a, Sydney.
2009-2015 Executive, International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research.
Jacqueline has served on the following boards:
- De Europa, European and Global Studies Journal (Turin, IT)
- Themes in Theatre Series; Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill) (Leiden, NL)
- Inter-Asia Cultural Studies; Journal of Australian Studies (Taylor & Francis) (Abingdon, GB)
- Amerasia 2013 (UCLA) (Los Angeles, US)
- Southeast Asian Arts Review (University of Malaya) (Kuala Lumpur, MY)
- About Performance (University of Sydney) (Sydney, AU)
- Arts and Humanities Series; Humanities Research Centre (ANU) (Canberra, AU)
- Studies in Asia-Pacific “Mixed Race” (Peter Lang) (Bern, DE)
- Australian Drama Studies (Canberra, AU)
- Australian representative to Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Berlin, DE), 2016
- Member of official delegation for Germany-Australia Strategic Partnership Dialogue (Berlin , DE) 2015
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