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Professor in Digital and Social Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Alan McKee is a Professor in the Film and Television area at QUT. He has written for television (Big Brother), radio (ABC 720), computer games (Scoot!), newspapers (Brother/Sister), magazines (DNA) and stand-up comedy (The Josh Thomas Variety Hour).

He has written, co-written and edited six academic books including:

-Beautiful Things in Popular Culture (Blackwells, 2007)
-The Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
-Australian Television (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Alan is a past president of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia; and past editor of Continuum: journal of media and cultural studies.

With Christy Collis he leads the development team for the new Creative Industries program in Entertainment Industries.

The Weekend Australian wrote that his latest book, The Porn Report (Melbourne University Press, 2008) is: ‘engaging (and startling), confronting and confounding, and the argument is powerful and backed up by some persuasive statistics’.


  • –present
    Professor, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology


  • 1996 
    University of Glasgow, PhD