Honorary Fellow, College of Arts, Victoria University

Mark Stevenson is an honorary fellow in the College of Arts, Victoria University. A social anthropologist with broad interests in cultural history and the history of ideas, he is a member of the Community, Identity and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN).

Dr Stevenson's research with Tibetan communities is predominantly focused on interpreting transformations in contemporary visual culture, particularly in the north-eastern region of Amdo. His cultural-historical research is text-based and concerned largely with gender, sexuality and social space in late-imperial China. Common to these interests is the role of the aesthetic in the question of how ideas define and redefine communities and circulate in and between them.


  • 2016–present
    Honorary Fellow, Victoria University
  • 2008–2015
    Senior Lecturer, Asian Studies, Victoria University
  • 1995–2008
    Lecturer, Asian Studies, Victoria University


  • 2000 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1983 
    Monash University, BA Hons