Marc Tyrrell

Marc Tyrrell, Ph.D. is an Anthropologist with a research focus on the practical and philosophical grounds of how sensemaking is possible or, in other words, how do people make sense of their lives and what do they use to do it? Rather than examining the “everyday” use of symbols, he concentrates on symbol systems that developed to meet specific “breaches” in consensual reality. This has led to examining symbol systems that are “unusual” – modern Witchcraft; corporate rituals of firing, restructuring and alliances; the use of radical religious symbols in insurgencies; the interplay between music and radical action, etc. At the present time, Marc is teaching at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies.