Mark 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 Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review 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. His book Social Media for Academics was published in early 2016. He edits the Sociological Imagination with Milena Kremakova, convenes the Digital Social Science Forum and co-convenes the Accelerated Academy with Filip Vostal. 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.