Ien Ang

Distinguished Professor Ien Ang

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2000
  • Section(s): Cultural And Communication Studies, Asian Studies


Ien Ang is Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies at Western Sydney University, where she was the founding Director of the Institute for Culture and Society.

She is internationally renowned for her work in transnational, multi-cultural and cross-cultural studies. She has published influential work on globalisation and media audiences, Asians in multicultural Australia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and is frequently engaged as a speaker at both academic conferences and in public on dilemmas and challenges of living with difference and diversity in a globalising world.

Professor Ang has been the recipient of nine Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery or Linkage grants, including an Australian Professorial Fellowship awarded in 2005. She has served on the ARC College of Experts and has been a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities Council. She has held visiting professorial positions in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain and the United States.

Acknowledgement of Country

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