Jacqueline Lo has worked as a lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Theatre Studies at the Australian National University. In 2001 she was working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research. Her research interests include: postcolonial theory and literature, contemporary Asian literature and theatre, Asian-Australian studies and contemporary performance studies.
Performance and Cosmopolitics is a pioneering study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training. Includes the following chapters : Anti)Cosmopolitan Encounters; Indigenising Australian Theatre; Asianizing Australian Theatre; Marketing Difference at the Adelaide Festival; Crossing Cultures: Case Studies; Asian Australian Hybrid Praxis; Performance and Asylum: Ethics, Embodiment, Efficacy; Conclusion: Cosmopolitics in the New Millennium (publication blurb).