Prof. Audrey Yue
National University of Singapore
Head, Department of Communications and New Media
Audrey Yue is Professor in Media, Culture and Critical Theory, Head of Communications and New Media, Convenor of the Cultural Studies in Asia multidisciplinary programme and Director of the Cultural Research Centre at the National University of Singapore. Before returning to Singapore (where she was born and schooled) and joining NUS in July 2017, she lived in Australia for 30 years where she last held the positions of Professor in Cultural Studies and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne.
She is trained as a Humanities scholar, and now conducts and publishes research across both Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research covers the fields of transnational Chinese media cultures; cultural policy and development, and Asian gender studies. She is currently International Partner Investigator in four Australian Research Council and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded projects on arts participation in the smart city; young people and multiculturalism, and; Asian media cities. As part of her engaged research practice, she has established 16 industry partnerships across the government and NGO sectors of migrant youth, multicultural arts and cultural development in Australia and South Korea. She was Ministerial Appointment to Australia’s Victorian State Government’s Multicultural Arts Policy Advisory Committee (2010-2012), and between 2011-2015, conducted longitudinal evaluation of arts and culture programs with five national, state and local government agencies in Australia.
She is recipient of three international and university-wide teaching excellence awards. She supervised to completion 21 PhD theses as Principle Supervisor; developed and coordinated subjects on Asian media cultures, digital diasporas and cultural policy, and; conducted executive masterclasses on cultural evaluation. Currently, she also serves as External Academic Advisor to the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.