David Rowe Awarded Title of Emeritus Professor

The Institute for Culture and Society congratulates Professor David Rowe who has been awarded the title of Emeritus Professor for his major contribution to his fields of enquiry and to the University.

Emeritus Professor David Rowe in graduation regalia

Professor David Rowe is a major global figure in the fields of sociology of sport, cultural studies and global studies. His career contribution across the social sciences and humanities is major. He has been recognised by his 2014 election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, followed by his 2016 election as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2015 he won Western Sydney University’s Excellence in Research (Researcher of the Year) Award.

An internationally-recognised researcher, author and regular media commentator, Professor Rowe’s work on sport, national culture, media representation and globalisation has had a profound impact on scholarly thinking, both in Australia and internationally. He has published 13 books, given more than 200 academic presentations in Australia and overseas, and published 119 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.

His impressive career is detailed in a recent tribute by Institute Director Professor Paul James in celebration of his retirement: 'A Rite of Passage in the Life of Professor David Rowe'.

Professor Rowe was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor at the University's graduation ceremony on Thursday 14 December.

Posted: 18 December 2017.