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 Hysteria (2021), which Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, called “A powerful insight into the rise of reactionary right-wing politics rooted in fear, anger, and frustration sweeping the US and much of the rest of the world”.

Marc works at VU Amsterdam on the edge of sociology, philosophy and criminology. He is the author of the critically and publicly acclaimed books The Securitization of Society (NYU-Press, 2015) and Mediapolis (010-Publishers, 2006). 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.