BA (Hons) (Sociology) (Nottingham), MA (Sociology) (York), PhD (Sociology) (Essex), FAHA

DAVID ROWE, FASSA, FAHA is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University; Honorary Professor, Physical Cultural Studies, University of Bath, UK; Research Associate, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University of London, UK; and Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Sport Communication and Diplomacy Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China.

His main academic interests are in the sociology of media and popular culture, especially regarding the cultural politics of sport. He is currently researching the relationships between sport and cultural citizenship and the global, transnational and national dynamics of sport and media systems. Emeritus Professor Rowe is also engaged in research on patterns of urban cultural practice and infrastructure. He is also a frequent expert commentator on socio-cultural issues in Australian and international media.

2017-(cont): Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.

2009-2017: Research Professor, Centre for Cultural Research/Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.

2006-2009: Director and Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, Western Sydney University.

2000-6: Director, Cultural Institutions and Practices Research Centre (CIPS), The University of Newcastle.

2005-6: Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, The University of Newcastle.

2001: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, The University of Newcastle.

2000–1: Head, Department of Leisure and Tourism Studies, The University of Newcastle.

1999-2005: Associate Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, The University of Newcastle.

1991-8: Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, The University of Newcastle.

1986-90: Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Newcastle CAE/Hunter Institute of Higher Education and The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

1982-6: Lecturer in Sociology, Riverina CAE/Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education.

1981-2: Multicultural Education Research Officer and Teacher in British History (Late) at Elizabeth Matriculation College, Hobart, Tasmania.

1978-81: Lecturer in Sociology (part-time), University of Maryland, USA (European Division) and Class Tutor (part-time) in Sociology, University of Essex.

International Communication Association Sport Communication Interest Group Legacy Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement, 2020.

Top Researcher in the Field of Communication, The Australian’s 2019 Research Magazine, September, 2019.

The Australian Sociological Association Distinguished Service to Sociology Award, 2018.

Outstanding Book Selection of Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea Supporting Excellent Books of Basic Sciences Program, 2018.

Best policy paper prize, Leisure Studies Association Conference (UK) awarded by the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events (published by Routledge), 2018.

Vice-Chancellor’s University Awards, Excellence in Research (Researcher of the Year), Western Sydney University, 2015.

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2014 (cont).

Rowe, D. (2021) ‘The Cricket Pitch as “Unsafe Workplace”: Sports Culture and the Death of Phillip Hughes’, in S. Wagg and A. Pollock (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Sport, Politics and Harm. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 487-504.

Rowe, D., Tiffen, R., and Hutchins, B. (2022) ‘Keeping it Free: Sport Television and Public Policy in Australia’, Journal of Digital Media & Policy, February,

Rowe, D. (2019) ‘Indigeneity as Scandal: Mediation and Governance of Sport’, in L. Bamblett, F. Myers, and T. Rowse (eds), Indigenous Cultural Capital in Australian Cultural Fields: The Difference Identity Makes. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 222-42.

Pollio, A., Magee, L., Ang, I., Rowe, D., Stevenson, D. Swist, T., Wong, A. (2021) ‘Surviving Supergentrification in Inner City Sydney: Adaptive Spaces and Makeshift Economies of Cultural Production’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 45(5): 778-94.

Hutchins, B., Lo, B., and Rowe, D. (2019) ‘Over-the-Top Sport: Live Streaming Services, Changing Coverage Rights Markets, and the Growth of Media Sport Portals’, Media, Culture and Society, 41(7): 975–94.

Rowe, D. (2018) ‘The Worlds that are Watching: Media, Politics, Diplomacy and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics’, Communication and Sport, 7(1): 3-22.

Bennett, T., Gayo, M., and Rowe, D. (2018) ‘Television in Australia: Practices, Tastes, Platforms’, Media International Australia, 167(1): 126-45.

Gayo, M. and Rowe, D. (2018) ‘The Australian Sport Field: Moving and Watching’, Media International Australia, 167(1):162-80.

Rowe, D. (2018) ‘Cultural Citizenship, Media and Sport in Contemporary Australia’, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53(1): 11-29.

Rowe, D., Turner, G. and Waterton, E. (eds) (2018) Making Culture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of ‘Nationing’ in Contemporary Australia. London and New York: Routledge.

Scherer, J. and Rowe, D. (eds) (2014) Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost? New York: Routledge.

Hutchins, B. and Rowe, D. (eds) (2013) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. New York: Routledge.

Hutchins, B. and Rowe, D. (2012) Sport Beyond Television: The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport. New York: Routledge. Chinese translation, Beijing: Zhong Guo Chuan Mei (2016).

Rowe, D. (2011) Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic. Korean translation, Seoul: Myung In Publishers (2017).