Christopher Turner

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Christopher Turner
Residence London
Nationality British
Education MA, anthropology, archaeology and art history, University of Cambridge
PhD (2000), humanities and cultural studies, London Consortium
Occupation Writer

Christopher Turner is a British writer. He has been a regular contributor to Cabinet magazine since 2004, and to the London Review of Books since 2001.[1][2] He has also written for The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph, and is a former editor of Icon magazine.[3][4]

Turner is the author of Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America (2011).


Turner obtained his MA in anthropology, archaeology and art history from the University of Cambridge, and his PhD in 2000 in humanities and cultural studies from the London Consortium, with a thesis entitled "The Disgusting: The Unrepresentable from Kant to Kristeva." He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University from 2003–2004.[5][6]


  • Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America. Fourth Estate (UK), Farrar, Straus and Giroux (US), 2011.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Christopher Turner", Cabinet magazine.
  2. ^ "Christopher Turner", also see Contributors, London Review of Books.
  3. ^ "Christopher Turner", The Guardian.
  4. ^ Icon magazine at the Wayback Machine (archived October 20, 2014)
  5. ^ "Turner, Christopher", AP Watt.
  6. ^ "PhD Titles", Masters & Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Cultural Studies, London Consortium.