mr. dr. MB Schuilenburg

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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 Vrije Universiteit 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. He is the author of three books, including Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Politics (Routledge, 2021) and The Securitization of Society (NYU-Press, 2015)In his latest book Hysteria, he examines what hysteria is and why it is fuelled by a culture that not only abuses, but also encourages and rewards it. He has been a visiting professor in New York (John Jay College, 2013) and Ipswich (University Campus Suffolk, 2014-2020). Marc Schuilenburg is co-founder and current co-editor of the academic journal Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit [Journal on Culture & Crime] and current co-editor of Justitiële verkenningen [Judicial Explorations]. During his writing, he listens to John Coltrane, Radiohead, Actress, Scratch Lee Perry, Autechre, Pharoah Sanders, and Morrissey. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Website: 


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.


  • M. Schuilenburg (2021), Hysteria: Crime, Media, and Politics, London/New York: Routledge, 200 pages.
  • M. Schuilenburg (2019), Hysterie. Een cultuurdiagnose, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie, 224 pages.
  • M. Schuilenburg (2015), The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order (with an introduction by David Garland), New York: New York University Press, 348 pages.
  • M. Schuilenburg (2012), Orde in veiligheid. Een dynamisch perspectief, Den Haag: Boom Lemma, 356 pages.
  • A. de Jong & M. Schuilenburg (2006), Mediapolis. Popular Culture and the CityRotterdam: 010-Publishers, 232 pages.

Edited Books:

  • M. Schuilenburg & R. Peeters (2021), The Algorithmic Society. Technology, Power, and Knowledge, London/New York: Routledge.
  • M. Schuilenburg & D. Siegel (2021), Significant others in de culturele criminologie, Den Haag: Boom Criminologie.
  • M. Schuilenburg & S. van Tuinen (2019), Leven in het antropoceen. Een handleiding, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie.
  • M. Schuilenburg, R. van Steden & B. Oude Breuil (2014), Positive Criminology. Reflections on Care, Belonging and Security, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing.
  • B. Ieven, A. van Rooden, M. Schuilenburg & S. van Tuinen (2011), De nieuwe Franse filosofie. Denkers en thema's voor de 21e eeuw, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie.
  • J. Blad, M. Hildebrandt, K. Rozemond, M. Schuilenburg & P. Van Calster (2010), Governing Security under the Rule of Law?, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing.
  • E. Romein, M. Schuilenburg & S. van Tuinen (2009), Deleuze compendium, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie.
  • J. Ribbers & M. Schuilenburg (2001), Monopolie, Risk & Stratego. Spelregels voor Justitie in de 21e eeuw, Den Haag: Ministerie van Justitie.

Prizes and Awards

  • Triennial Willem Nagel Prize (2014), awarded by the Dutch Criminological Association for the best doctoral dissertation written by a Dutch-speaking scholar in the Netherlands and Belgium in the field of Criminology between 2011 and 2014, to Orde in veiligheid. Een dynamisch perspectief.
  • Lecturer of the Year (2009), Department Criminal Law & Criminology, VU University Amsterdam.


  • Prevention & Punishment
  • Police and Security
  • PhD and Master thesis supervision
  • Educational activities for practitioners 

Ancillary activities

  • WODC | Den Haag | Redactielid | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit | Onbekend | Redactielid | 2017-06-06 - present
  • Adviesraad Kwaliteitsbevordering NL Veiligheidsbranche | Den Haag | Adviseur | 2020-07-11 - present
  • Meldpunt Discriminatie Regio Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2020-09-02 - present

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