Dennis Altman has been Professor of Politics at LaTrobe University since 1994.
His most recent books include Global Sex (Chicago UP, 2001), which has been translated into five languages, Gore Vidal's America (Polity) and Fifty First State? (Scribe).
His first book, Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation has just been republished by Queensland University Press to mark its fortieth anniversary.
He was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever (July 4 2006), and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia June 200.