Deborah Lynn Steinberg is Professor of Gender, Culture and Media Studies in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, and Chair of the Graduate Faculty of Social Sciences. Her research interests span four key areas: cultures of science; media and cultural studies; gender and sexuality; and mourning and politics.
She has published widely on cultures of the gene; biopower and the body; popular media; and neoliberal (bio)ethics and politics. Her new book (in press) is Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture (Ashgate). She has recently convened the 2 year ESRC seminar series (2012-14) on The Emergence of 'Trans' (Retheorising Gender and Sexuality) with Dr L. Moon and R. Pearce. Longer range projects include a book in progress with Prof. D. Epstein on Extremities: Cruelty, Realism and Redemption in Film and Television and a solo project examining spectacle, imperative and subjectivity in the cancer culture entitled The Bad Patient.