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Marcus Morgan


Marcus Morgan is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Sociology Department, and a Fellow & College Lecturer at Murray Edwards College.

His current research, which is match-funded by the Isaac Newton Trust, is interested in the Black Consciousness Movement in apartheid South Africa. Marcus lectures on the ‘Advanced Social Theory’ paper and on the MPhil in Sociology (the Sociology of Media and Culture). He is also the Review Editor of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.



Morgan, M. (2016), Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge, Abingdon, Oxon/New York, NY: Routledge.

Morgan, M., and Baert, P. (2015), Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals, London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Peer-reviewed articles

Morgan, M. and Baert, P. (2017), ‘Acting Out Ideas: Performative Citizenship in the Black Consciousness Movement’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology. OnlineFirst, DOI: 10.1057/s41290-017-0030-1

Baert, P. and Morgan, M. (2017), ‘A performative framework for the study of intellectuals’European Journal of Social Theory, OnlineFirst, DOI: 10.1177/1368431017690737.

Morgan, M. (2016), ‘The Responsibility for Social Hope’, Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology, vol. 136, no. 1, pp. 107-123.

Morgan, M. (2016), ‘Humanising Sociological Knowledge’, Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, vol. 20, no. 5-6, pp. 555-571.

Morgan, M. (2015) ‘Revisiting Truth and Freedom in Orwell and Rorty’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 853-865.

Morgan, M. (2014) ‘The Poverty of (Moral) Philosophy: Towards a Pragmatic and Empirical Ethics’, European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 129-146.


Book Chapters

Morgan, M. (forthcoming) ‘The Post-war Development of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the UK’, Fleck C, Karady, V., Duller M., (eds.), Diversities of Institutionalization of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Morgan, M. & Baert, P. (forthcoming) ‘A Case Study of the Reception of Structuralism in English Studies in the UK’, in Baert, P., Santoro, M., and Sapiro, G., (eds.) Ideas on the Move: The International Circulation of Paradigms and Theories in the Social Sciences and Humanities, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Shorter pieces and book reviews

Morgan, M. (2016) ‘Between Cabbages and Kings: Speaking Across Forms of Life’, Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective, Vol. 5. No. 5, pp. 24-9.

Morgan, M. (2015) ‘The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia’, edited by Peter Thompson & Slavoj Žižek, Duke University Press, British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 395-7.

Morgan, M. (2014) ‘Identities and Social Change since 1940: The Politics of Method’, 2010, by Mike Savage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, History of the Human Sciences, vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 150-4.

Morgan, M., (2014) ‘The Posthuman’, 2013, by Rosi Braidotti, Cambridge: Polity PressSociology, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 203-4.


Documentary Film

2013, Researcher for ‘James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq’, Guardian/BBC Arabic.

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