Marcel Knöchelmann is a sociologist. His work focusses on the intersection of literature, solidarity, and democracy. Marcel finished his PhD at University College London in 2021 after a research stay at Yale University in 2020. He worked for different publishing houses in the UK and Germany prior to his research. He currently works as a researcher at the DZHW in Berlin (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies), looking into the meaning of authorship in academia, and new developments of science culture in Germany.

His studies were supported by doctoral scholarships of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the AHRC UK through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). Current projects are funded or commissioned by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), or Volkswagen Stiftung.

Before his PhD, Marcel worked as a bookseller for three years and gained practical experience in publishing with projects at John Wiley & Sons, De Gruyter, The Academic Book of the Future project, Knowledge Unlatched, and the International Arthurian Society, among others. He continues to work on publishing projects alongside his research, and currently finishes a novel.


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