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Professor Dennis Altman AM

BA(Hons) (Tas), MA (Cornell) Hon Dr. Letters [Macquarie], AM, FASSA

Elected: 2000

Discipline: Political Science

Specialisation: Sexuality, AIDS, globalization, American political culture, social movements


Professor Dennis Altman is Professor Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University. His major fields of expertise are the politics of sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and contemporary American politics. His recent research has involved questions of globalisation, and its impact upon sexuality and human rights.


  • President AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001-05)
  • Co-Chair, Sixth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (2001)
  • Deputy Chair HIV C’ttee (Commonwealth Dept. of Health)
  • Member, Global AIDS Policy Coalition;
  • Member LaTrobe University Council (1998-9); [2005-09]
  • Board Oxfam Australia [2006-10]
  • Governing Council International AIDS Society [2004-10].
  • Chair Australian Studies Harvard University 2005
  •  Ambassador Human Rights Law Centre
    Patron, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives [ALGA] and Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia [GALFA]


Simon and Gagnon Award for career contributions to the field of sociology of sexualities by the American Sociological Association’s Section on Sexualities 2013



Dennis Altman [2018]: Unrequited Love Monash University Press

    • Dennis Altman & Jon Symons: Queer Wars Polity 2016

Klaus Wagenbach Berlin 2017

  • Dennis Alman [2014] The End of the Homosexual? University of Queensland Press
  • Dennis Altman (2012) Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (new ed.): Queensland University Press
  • Dennis Altman (2006) 51st State? Melbourne Scribe
  • Dennis Altman (2005) Gore Vidal’s America. Cambridge: Polity
  • Dennis Altman (2003) AIDS and Security, In Health Impacts of Globalisation. K. Lee (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dennis Altman (2001) Global Sex. Chicago; Sydney: University of Chicago Press; Allen & Unwin
  • Dennis Altman (1999) Globalization, Political Economy and HIV/AIDS, Theory and Society, 28
  • Dennis Altman (1997) Defying Gravity. Sydney: Allen and Unwin
  • Dennis Altman (1994) Power and Community. London and Philadelphia: Falmer


Contact Information

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