Joanne Tompkins

Emeritus Professor Joanne Tompkins

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2019
  • Section(s): Arts


Joanne Tompkins has recently completed a three year secondment as the Executive Director, Humanities and Creative Arts, at the Australian Research Council (ARC). She has returned to the University of Queensland where she has held numerous roles including Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ) and Head of the School of English, Media Studies and Art History. 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. She is a founder of AusStage and involved in several digital humanities projects.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.