Mark Schmitt

Assistant professor of British Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund University, Germany. He was a fellow of the Stuart Hall Foundation in 2016- 2019. His latest book, Spectres of Pessimism: A Cultural Logic of the Worst, features discussions of Stuart Hall’s work on Gramscian conjunctural analysis.


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A democratization of universities must recognize academic institutions as workplaces. Neoliberal principles in German academia are being challenged as a law on fixed-term contracts comes into force.

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