Marcel Knöchelmann

Marcel Knöchelmann is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, with a fellowship of the German Research Foundation. His scholarly interests are civil sphere theory, discourse ethics, and how the two can be used to understand authorship and literary fiction in society.

Marcel received his PhD from University College London in 2021 with a sociology of authorship and publishing in the humanities. 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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