Department of Germanic Studies
University of Texas, Austin, USA
John Hoberman's research in this area focuses on the history, sociology, and politics of performance-enhancing substances in modern societies. A primary objective of his work is comparative analysis of various "doping" practices, prominently including "workplace doping" scenarios involving police officers, students, military personnel, musicians and other performers including elite athletes. This range of practices also includes the pharmacological enhancement of sexual and cognitive experiences.