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 interests are diverse, spanning Asian and Australian film and popular culture, 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 ARC Discovery Project on the History of Asian Australian Cinema (2009-2011). She is also an Executive Member of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network: http://asianaustralianstudies.org/.