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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 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 trustee of the Social Research Association, a board member of the Centre for Critical Realism and a member of the Centre for Social Ontology.