Welcome to DerekRoberts.net! I am a sociologist with two main research areas. The first looks at how the body is used for (sub)cultural expression. The second looks at the role of social class and race in shaping contemporary urbanisms. For more information on my previous, current, and planned work in these areas, click on the tabs above. Please bear with me as I construct this site. I hope it will always be a work in progress. If it isn’t, that means I haven’t been doing my job.