David Rowe

Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Western Sydney University, Australia

David Rowe is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath; and Research Associate, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London.  His books include Popular Cultures: Rock Music, Sport and the Politics of Pleasure (1995); Sport, Culture and the Media: The Unruly Trinity (second edition, 2004) and Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of ‘Nationing’ in Contemporary Australia (co-edited, 2018).  David’s work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Turkish, and he is a frequent expert commentator in both Australian and international print, broadcast and online media.  A Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, in 2018 David received the Australian Sociological Association Distinguished Service to Sociology Award.  His book Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures (2011) was a 2018 Outstanding Book Selection of the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea.  The Australian’s 2019 Research Magazine recognised Emeritus Professor Rowe as the Top Researcher in the field of Communication.

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