Olivia Khoo

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20062020
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Personal profile

Biography

Olivia Khoo is Associate Professor in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University. 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 is the author of The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), and co-author (with Beilnda Smaill and Audrey Yue) of Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lexington, 2013). She is co-editor of four volumes: Futures of Chinese Cinema: Technologies and Temporalities in Chinese Screen Cultures (with Sean Metzger, 2009), Sinophone Cinemas (with Audrey Yue, 2014), Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia (with Daniel Black and Koichi Iwabuchi, 2016), and The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (with Larissa Hjorth, 2016). Her essays have appeared in leading international journals including Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Asian Studies Review, Camera Obscura, Screening the Past, and GLQ.

Olivia was a Chief Investigator (with Audrey Yue and Belinda Smaill) on an ARC Discovery Project on the History of Asian Australian Cinema (2009-2011). She is currently a Chief Investigator (with Koichi Iwabuchi, Fran Martin, and Audrey Yue) on an ARC Discovery Project on Trans-Asian Media Flows between Australia and East Asia. In 2004-5 Olivia was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and in 2005 she received an Australia-China Council Residency Award to the Taipei Artists Village in Taiwan. Olivia has also received a University of California Humanities Research Institute collaborative research residential award to UC Irvine in August 2013, and from January-April 2015 she returned to the Asia Research Institute as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow. Olivia is a recipient of a Monash Research Accelerator Award (2013-2014).

Olivia 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.

Research interests

Film, Television and Digital Media

Asian cinema

Asian media and cultural studies

Asian Australian cinema

Australian cinema

Transnational Film

Women and film

Supervision interests

Film, Television and Digital Media

Cultural Studies

Asian cinema (transnational Chinese cinemas, East and South-East Asian cinemas)

Asian media and cultural studies (popular culture in Asia, diasporic media)

Asian Australian cinema

Australian cinema (Australian national cinema, women's filmmaking in Australia, race and ethnicity in Australian cinema)

Women and film (feminism and film, women's filmmaking, sexuality and film)

World cinema (international film festivals, transnational cinemas)

 

Monash teaching commitment

ATS3539 Asian Cinema and Television

APG5773: Film Festival Study Tour

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Law, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), The University of New South Wales

Cultural Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne

English Literature, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Western Australia

External positions

Associate Editor, Metro Magazine, ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media)

Associate Editor, Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal, Brill

Series Editor, Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia book series, Palgrave Macmillan

Research area keywords

  • Film, television and digital media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Asian cinema
  • Asian media and cultural studies
  • Transnational film
  • Australian cinema
  • Women's filmmaking
  • Asian Australian cinema

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2006 2020

Writing about transnational cinema: Crazy rich Asians

Khoo, O., 2020, Writing About Screen Media. Patti, L. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 75-78 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Another day at The Office: Huallywood co- productions, verticality, and the project of a comparative film studies

Khoo, O., 2019, In : Transnational Screens. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Diaspora as method: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies and the Asian Australian Studies Research Network

Khoo, O., 2019, In : Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. 20, 2, p. 290-301 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Rocket: Small, Foreign‐Language Cinema

Khoo, O., 2019, A Companion to Australian Cinema. Collins, F., Landman, J. & Bye, S. (eds.). Hoboken NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, p. 248-261 14 p. (Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

A Post-Apology Carceral Regime: Encountering Refugee Art in Australia

Khoo, O., May 2017, In : Australian Humanities Review. 61, p. 94-112 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review