Annamarie Jagose is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia's first university. She is internationally known as a scholar in feminist studies, lesbian/gay studies and queer theory. She is the author of four monographs, most recently Orgasmology, which uses orgasm to think queerly about questions of politics and pleasure; practice and subjectivity; agency and ethics. She is also an award-winning novelist. Her novel, Slow Water, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and won the Deutz Medal for Fiction, New Zealand’s premier literary award and the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.