Olivia Khoo is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies. Prior to arriving at Monash she taught film and media at the University of New South Wales and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of Melbourne. She was a Targeted Research Fellow at Curtin University during 2008-2010.
Olivia’s research focuses on Asian and Australian film and screen media, transnational and regional cinemas, and gender and sexuality in the Asia Pacific. She holds an Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Western Australia, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne.
Together with Audrey Yue and Belinda Smaill, Olivia was a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project on the History of Asian Australian Cinema (2009-2011).
With Koichi Iwabuchi, Fran Martin and Audrey Yue, Olivia is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project on media flows between Australia and East Asia (2016-2018).
She is a series editor of the Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia book series at Palgrave Macmillan and an Advisory Board Member of the Monash Asia Institute.