Dr Olivia Khoo

Image not availableDepartment of Media, Culture & Creative Arts, Curtin University


Research Projects

DP0987349: Asian Australian Cinema: History, Policy, Representation, Audrey Yue, Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill

This Project provides the first study on the development of Asian Australian cinema. It evaluates the history of cinema from early colonial to multicultural representations, film and immigration policy developments, and the creative emergence of Asian Australian filmmakers. It reformulates current theorisations on the politics of hybrid identity with its new focus on the ethics of identity, and extends international film scholarship with its innovative diasporic cinema studies approach. It offers new insight into Australia's cinematic past and present by accounting for the interaction between an evolving social imaginary, changing policy climates, and the cultural transactions between Australia and Asia.

Current Research Interests

Hong Kong, Chinese, Singaporean cinema

Asian-Australian cultural production

Diasporic studies

Asian Queer cinema