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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. His PhD in Social Sciences on the workings of security assemblages in urban environments, was awarded the triennial Willem Nagel Prize by the Dutch Society of Criminology. In the fields of Criminology and Philosophy his expertise and areas of interest include politics and crime control, governance of security, social order, theoretical criminology, popular culture and French philosophy. He is the author of Mediapolis: Popular Culture and the City (2006) and The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order (2015). In his new book Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Politics (2021), he examines the political and cultural narratives of hysteria in the 21st century. He has been a visiting professor in New York (John Jay College, 2013) and Ipswich (University Campus Suffolk, 2014-2020). During his writing, he listens to John Coltrane, Radiohead, Four Tet, Scratch Lee Perry, Autechre, Pharoah Sanders, and Morrissey. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.