Dean Durber recently completed his PhD in the Department of Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. His thesis considers the silencing of non-homosexual male-male sexualized intimacies within the discourse of gay liberation. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and Japanese Studies from the University of Leeds (UK). He currently lectures and writes in the areas of queer sexualities, media studies, gender studies, and drug cultures. His first novel in 2002 was entitled, "Johnny, Come Home." His short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Best Gay Erotica 2003 and Straight? Volume 2. He is a regular contributor to the cruisingforsex.com website. Dean is widely traveled and has spent lengthy periods working, studying, and traveling in Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan and the UK. He speaks Japanese, Chinese, and German. He is the recipient of the 1999 Elaine Kemp and Wayne Roberts National Award for Bisexual Activism. In May 2003, Dean stood for election in his local city council on an anti-war, anti-detention of refugees platform. He managed to steal 13% of the vote from the conservative incumbent.
Dean is currently constructing a website at http://www.deandurber.com.