Dr Marcus Morgan

Dr Marcus Morgan

Dr Marcus Morgan
Lecturer in Sociology

G.03a, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 3310740

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

I joined Bristol as a Lecturer in Sociology in 2017. I was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow & College Lecturer at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

I am a Faculty Fellow of Yale University's Centre for Cultural Sociology, a Board Member of the International Sociological Assocation's Research Committee on Sociological Theory, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Cultural Sociology and Sociologica.



I currently teach the following BSc course: 

  • Sociology in a Global Context (TB2)

and the following MSc courses:

  • Understanding Culture (TB1)
  • Philosophy & Research Design in the Social Sciences (TB1)
  • Understanding Social Movements (TB2)

Fields of interest

social theory, cultural sociology, political sociology, social movements.

Latest publications

  1. Morgan, M, 2020, ‘From Status to Strategy: Intellectuals Engaging the Grassroots’. The Sociological Review.
  2. Morgan, M, 2019, ‘The Post-war Institutional Development of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the UK’. in: Shaping Human Science Disciplines: Institutional Developments in Europe and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 111-145
  3. Baert, P & Morgan, M, 2018, ‘A performative framework for the study of intellectuals’. European Journal of Social Theory, vol 21., pp. 322-339
  4. Morgan, M, 2018, ‘Tocqueville and Beaumont: Aristocratic Liberalism in Democratic Times by Andreas Hess’. The Sociological Review.
  5. Morgan, M, 2018, ‘Performance and Power in Social Movements: Biko’s Role as a Witness in the SASO/BPC Trial’. Cultural Sociology, vol 12., pp. 456-477
  6. Morgan, M & Baert, P, 2017, ‘Acting Out Ideas: Performative Citizenship in the Black Consciousness Movement’. American Journal of Cultural Sociology., pp. 1-44
  7. Morgan, M, 2016, ‘Pragmatic humanism: On the nature and value of sociological knowledge’. Routledge
  8. Morgan, M, 2016, ‘The responsibility for social hope’. Thesis Eleven, vol 136., pp. 107-123
  9. Morgan, M, 2016, ‘Humanising Sociological Knowledge’. Social Epistemology, vol 30., pp. 555-571
  10. Morgan, M, 2016, ‘Between Cabbages & Kings: Speaking Across Forms of Life’. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol 5., pp. 24

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