Marcel Knöchelmann is a writer and sociologist. His work focusses on the intersection of literature, solidarity, and democracy. Marcel received his PhD at University College London in 2021 after a research stay as visiting studend at Yale University in 2020. After his PhD, Marcel worked as a researcher at DZHW Berlin (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies), looking into the meaning of authorship in academia, and new developments of science practices in Germany. He engages critically in the discourse on open access and advises research institutions on changing scholarly practices.
Marcel’s 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). Subsequent projects are funded or commissioned by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), and the Volkswagen Stiftung.
Marcel is a trained bookseller and worked for different publishing houses in the UK and Germany prior to his research. Projects included work at John Wiley & Sons (Oxford), De Gruyter (Berlin), The Academic Book of the Future project (London), Knowledge Unlatched (Berlin & London), and the International Arthurian Society, among others. Marcel currently finishes a novel.
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