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.