• Joanne Tompkins
  • fellow
  • Professor Joanne Tompkins FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2019
  • Section: The Arts

  • Biography:
  • Joanne Tompkins is the Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts, at the Australian Research Council (ARC). Prior to commencing at the ARC, she was Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ) and was previously Head of the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at UQ. Her research expertise lies in the humanities and creative arts, particularly in spatial theories and virtual reality; multicultural theories and drama; intercultural performance and feminist performance. She is the author of two monographs, three co-authored books, three edited books, and over 50 referred articles/chapters on post-colonial, multicultural, intercultural theatre, and spatial studies. An AusStage founder, she was Chief Investigator on 10 Australian Government LEIF grants, five Discovery grants and one Linkage grant.

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