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Associate professor, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University

Debra Dudek is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University. She has published internationally on visual and verbal texts, including picture books, graphic novels, television, film, and novels. She is particularly interested in how texts for young people engage with social justice issues. Debra is one of the co-founders of the Love@ECU Research Network, and a focus on love and ethics informs her research more generally. Debra is also the lead Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Grant "A comparative investigation into Australian adolescents’ perceptions of harm from accessing online sexual content" and the author of The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them (Routledge, 2017).


  • 2017–present
    Associate professor, Edith Cowan University
  • 2007–2017
    Senior lecturer, University of Wollongong


  • 2001 
    University of Saskatchewan, PhD