Marcel Knöchelmann

Marcel Knöchelmann is a writer and sociologist. His work focusses on the intersection of literature and morality. Marcel received his PhD at University College London in 2021 and currently pursues a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology. After his PhD, Marcel worked as a researcher at DZHW Berlin, looking into the meaning of authorship in science, and new developments of science cultures 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. He holds a postdoctoral scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Marcel is a trained bookseller and worked at 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.


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