Ben Carrington is an Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he teaches sociology and is also a Carnegie Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, England. Prior to joining Annenberg, Professor Carrington taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin from 2004 until 2017 and before that he worked at the University of Brighton in England. Professor Carrington studies a broad range of topics generally concerned with mapping the circulation and reproduction of power within contemporary post/colonial societies. More specifically, he is interested in how ideologies of race shape — and are themselves shaped by — cultural forms, practices and identities and how popular culture is often a key site of both cultural resistance and domination. Professor Carrington teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes such as The Politics of Sports Writing and Race, Celebrity and Sports, as well as courses on Cultural Sociology, and supervises both masters and doctoral students.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Journalism, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University, England