Convening committee

Dr Tseen Khoo (La Trobe University) – CONVENOR


Tseen is a lecturer in Research Education and Development, and the founding convenor of the AASRN. She has been a Monash University Research Fellow (2004-2009), University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2004), and has most recently been a research developer at RMIT University. Tseen has published on Asian Australian cultural production and politics, multicultural/race issues in Australia, and diasporic Asian studies. She is a former editor for the Journal of Intercultural Studies, and was a founding editorial advisor for Peril (an Asian Australian arts + culture magazine).

 Dr Dean Chan (Curtin University)

dean-smDean is a research development consultant and founding member of the AASRN. He is currently based at Curtin University where he is Research Advisor in the School of Design and Art, and Creative Production Research Development Advisor in the Faculty of Humanities. His indicative publications include the co-edited book Gaming Cultures and Place in Asia-Pacific (Routledge, 2009) and co-edited special issues of Amerasia Journal (2010) on ‘Asian Australia and Asian America: Making Transnational Connections’ and Third Text (2014) on ‘The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility’. He is Associate Editor of Studies in Comics.

Dr Sukhmani Khorana (University of Wollongong)

sukhmani-smSukhmani is a lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. Sukhmani’s doctoral project was a comprehensive study of diasporic film theory and practice, while her current research looks at the representation and reception of refugee-themed screen media, as well as cosmopolitanism in contemporary culture. She is a co-convenor of the Asian Australian Film Forum and Network (AAFFN), and one of the founders of the blogazine, Southern Crossings.

Professor Jacqueline Lo (Australian National University)

jac-smJacquie is Associate Dean (International) for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and the Director of the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies. She is also 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). Her latest publications include editing a special issue of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture focusing on transnational memories in Germany and Australia (2013) and a special issue of the Asia Europe Journal (2014).

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