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Marc Schuilenburg is Professor of Digital Surveillance at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Assistant-Professor Criminology at VU Amsterdam. He has published the critically and highly acclaimed books Hysteria (Routledge, 2021) 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 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.


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, 170 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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