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Marc Schuilenburg teaches in the department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam.
Marc Schuilenburg works on the edge of Sociology, Philosophy and Criminology. Coming from Law he decided to study Philosophy – especially the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Michel Foucault to understand how the formal structures of our society work. He worked for six years for the Public Prosecution Service, before joining the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the VU University Amsterdam. He earned his PhD in Social Sciences on the workings of myriad systems of surveillance and public-private security assemblages that dominate today’s urban landscape. His latest book, ‘The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order’ (2015) was awarded the triennial Willem Nagel Prize by the Dutch Society of Criminology. He has been a visiting professor in New York (John Jay College, 2013) and Ipswich (University Campus Suffolk, 2014-2020). He is currently working on a sociological book in which he examines the interplay of hysteria and political-moral issues as security and immigration. During his writing, he listens to John Coltrane, Radiohead, Four Tet, Scratch Lee Perry, Burning Spear, Caribou, Pharoah Sanders, and The Smiths. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.