The Asian Cultural and Media Studies (ACMS) Research Cluster


The Asian Cultural and Media Studies (ACMS) Research Cluster provides a forum for the exchange of ideas related to research on media and cultural studies in Asian contexts.

Housed under the Monash Asia Institute, the Cluster promotes cross-regional and inter-disciplinary collaborative research on topics as diverse as inter-Asian media culture flows and connections, mobile media in Asia, Asian creative and cultural industries, diasporic media and multiculturalism in Asia and Australia, and film, fashion and celebrities in Asia.

Comprised of academic staff and postgraduate students from Monash University, the Research Cluster holds regular seminars, workshops and conferences, and develops international research projects and networks.

The Cluster welcomes the participation of new members interested in developing innovative research and exchanging ideas in this field. We also particularly welcome new postgraduate students to the Trans-Asian Cultural and Media Studies subtheme of the Monash Film, Media and Communications HDR Program.

Convenors: Xin Gu ( and Olivia Khoo (

Postgraduate representative: Tegan Farrell (

ECR representative: Earvin Cabalquinto (

Membership: ACMS Members

  • The Asian Cultural and Media Studies research cluster is pleased to welcome you to its 2017 events. We have big plans for this year following ... Read more

Opportunities for Postgraduate Students with ACMS

  • Tegan Farrell PhD, Film, Media and Communications. Arts TITLE: Gods, ghosts, and ancestors in contemporary Taiwan: Reality and representations SUMMARY: This project explores folk religious practices and ... Read more
  • Trans-Asian Cultural and Media Studies is a research subtheme of the Film, Media and Communication HDR program in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. The ACMS ... Read more

ACMS Research Projects

ACMS New Books