Marc Schuilenburg teaches in the department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam.

About Marc

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Marc Schuilenburg is the author of the recently published book Hysteria: Crime, Media and Politics (2021), which Jonathan Simon, author of Mass Incarceration on Trial, called ‘An astoundingly imaginative and keenly observed work of scholarship.’

Marc works at VU Amsterdam on the edge of sociology, philosophy and criminology. He has published the critically and highly acclaimed books The Securitization of Society (NYU-Press, 2015) and Mediapolis (010-Publishers, 2006). He has edited eight books, including The Algorithmic Society (Routledge, 2021) and Positive Criminology (Eleven, 2014). His PhD on the workings of security assemblages in urban environments, 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).

Marc has been featured in (inter)national newspaper, radio and television media outlets, including VICE, Open Democracy, NPO Radio, Nieuwsuur, NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Trouw, de Groene Amsterdammer, Euronews, Follow the Money, the Correspondent, NOS, and Arte.

During his writing, he listens to John Coltrane, Radiohead, Actress, Scratch Lee Perry, Autechre, Pharoah Sanders, and Morrissey. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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