About Me

Where else can you find me?
My Faculty page at University of Pittsburgh, and a 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, etc.

Who am I?
mark-photo-on-4-7-15-at-1-45-pm-3-croppedMark 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: Humanities Center Fellowship to work on a book about the measurement of sensation and movement in modernity entitled How We Became Sensorimotor
2018: Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Vanguard Fellow’, working with ‘Embodied Geographies’ research group at University of Birmingham.