Mark Carrigan

Screen shot 2012-04-16 at 21.01.52Mark Carrigan recently submitted his PhD thesis in Sociology which has sought to develop a framework for the empirical investigation of personal morphogenesis. As well as his position at the CSO, he is a research associate in the Behavioral Science Group at Warwick Business School and a research associate in the LSE’s Public Policy Group. His research interests include sociological theory, social movements, sociology of personal life and the sociology of higher education.

As well his research activity, he has a practical interest in the use of social media within academic life, continuing to work as a consultant and trainer. He is working on a book Social Media for Academics due to be published in late 2015.  He edits the Sociological Imagination with Milena Kremakova. He co-convenes the Quantified-Self Research Network with Christopher Till. He is a founding member of the editorial board of Discover Society, social media associate editor for The International Journal of Social Research Methodology and assistant editor for Big Data & Society. He was co-founder of the BSA’s Digital Sociology group and has previously supported the BSA’s activity in a range of capacities. He is also a regular blogger and podcaster.


  1. Asexuality and Sexual Normativity: An Anthology. Psychology Press.
  2. Asexuality and Its Implications for Sexuality Studies. Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol 4(1)
  3. Asexuality special theme issue editorial. Psychology & Sexuality4(2), 111-120.
  4. How Do You Know You Don’t Like It If You Haven’t Tried It? Asexual Agency and the Sexual Assumption’(pp 3-19). In T.G. Morrison, M.A. Morrison, M. Carrigan and D. T. McDermott (Eds.) Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science
  5. T.G. Morrison, M.A. Morrison, M. Carrigan and D. T. McDermott (Eds.) Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science
  6. There’s more to life than sex? Difference and commonality within the asexual community. Sexualities14(4), 462-478.
  7. Realism, Reflexivity, Conflation and Individualism, Journal of Critical Realism (2010), 9 (3)

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