About Me

Where else can you find me?
My Faculty page at University of Pittsburgh, and author profile on Amazon. If you want to see my journal articles and book chapters, see my profiles on academia.edu | OrchidID | Mendeley. If you want to look at my citation data, Google Scholar. You won’t find me on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.

Who am I?
mark-photo-on-4-7-15-at-1-45-pm-3-croppedDr. Mark Paterson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously I was Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Exeter (2007-2011), and Lecturer in Philosophy and Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England (2003-2006). My Ph.D. was in Human Geography from the University of Bristol. I have an MA in Continental Philosophy from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Reading, UK. Before academic life I’ve been an English teacher in both Zimbabwe and Japan, and worked for the non-profit organisation the Directory of Social Change in London.

What are some career highlights?
2005-6: Research Leave, writing my book The Senses of Touch in Sydney, Australia, with a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
2008-2011: GWR grant to look at human-robot interactions with OC Robotics, Bristol.
2010-2011: EPSRC-AHRC Science and Heritage Networking Grant (Co-I)
2016: Seeing With the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes published with Edinburgh University Press.
2017-18: University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center Fellowship to work on my book project, Movement, Measurement, Sensation: How We Became Sensory-Motor [more here]
2018: Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Vanguard Fellow’, University of Birmingham, working with ‘Embodied Geographies’ research group.

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