Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton is a sociologist who has researched the social and cultural aspects of medicine and public health, parenting culture, the body, risk, fear of crime, digital technologies, the emotions, obesity politics, food and HIV/AIDS. Her latest research focuses on critical digital health studies and digital sociology. She is the author/co-author of 13 books and over 130 articles and book chapters on these topics. Her latest books are Medicine as Culture, 3rd edition (2012), Fat (2013), Risk, 2nd edition (2013), The Social Worlds of the Unborn (2013) and the edited The Unborn Human (2013). She blogs on sociological issues at 'This Sociological Life' and tweets @DALupton. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

A Sociologist’s Adventures in Social Media Land

Like many academics, I was quite oblivious to the virtues of using digital social media for professional purposes for rather a long time. Then one day earlier this year the scales fell from my eyes.

11 years ago