Rob Cover is Associate Professor in Communication Studies at The University of Western Australia. he completed his PhD in media theory and queer theory at Monash University (Melbourne), and subsequently taught at Monash and the University of Melbourne. He has also previously taught in media studies at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and in media at The University of Adelaide.
Between 2006 and 2007, Cover provided consultation, strategic communication advice and training to a number of Queensland State Government Departments. He has written for a range of news publications, magazines and online sites, in addition to publishing eighteen short stories in journals and anthologies; in 1998 he was a Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre (Western Australia). His previous book was Queer Youth Suicide, Culture & Identity: Unliveable Lives? (London: Ashgate) and he has published numerous journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. Cover sits on the board of and/or referees for a number of academic publications, including New Media & Society, Media International Australia, Reconstruction, Social Semiotics and Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.