Sian Lincoln has been teaching on the Media, Culture, Communication programme at LJMU since 2006. Previously she was Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Northampton. She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University for her PhD, awarded in 2003. Her thesis explored the role of 'bedroom culture' in contemporary youth culture, focussing on teenage boys and girls living in the North-West of England. She has since published widely on the topic of youth culture and private space and is currently doing research on young people's sustained use of social network sites, primarily Facebook. Her research interests are around contemporary youth and youth cultures; spaces of youth cultures; social network sites and identity; and ethnography.
She is the author of Youth Culture and Private Space (Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and co-editor with Yannis Tzioumakis of Time of our Lives: Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture (Wayne State University Press 2013). She is on the management committee of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change and is on the editorial board of Sociological Research Online (SRO).
Sian is a member of British Sociological Association and the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR).