• Susan gained her PhD (in systemic-functional linguistics and social semiotics) from the University of Sydney in 1994. She taught for four years at Sydney University before taking up a lectureship at Central Queensland University in 1991, moving to Monash in late 1999. She has published a co-authored book with Tony Schirato (Communication and Cultural Literacies, Allen & Unwin/Sage, 2000) and a number of research articles on media and communication technologies, literacies and practices. From 1997 to 2007 she edited the annual special issue of the A-ranked media and cultural studies journal Southern Review: Communication, Politics, Culture