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This is a place for developing ideas, thinking out loud and collecting things I might need later. If you are looking for my considered thoughts then please see my publications or my Medium blog. I run an (occasional) newsletter here. If you need a bio for me then please use the one below:

Mark Carrigan is a sociologist in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. His research explores how the proliferation of digital platforms is reshaping education systems, with a particular focus on knowledge production within universities. He is internationally recognised as a leading expert on the role of social media within higher education, giving over 100 invited talks internationally and consulting for universities, research centres and publishers. He is associate editor of Civil Sociology, social media editor of International Journal of Social Research Methodology and a member of the editorial boards of Applied Social Theory, Digital Culture & Education, Discover Society, Journal of Digital Social Research and Social Research Practice. He is a Fellow of the RSA, a trustee of the Social Research Association, co-convenor of the SRHE’s Digital University Network, co-convenor of the BSA’s Digital Sociology group, a member of the Centre for Social Ontology, an associate member of CHERE at Lancaster University and a research associate in the Public Policy Group at LSE.