Marcel Stoetzler – profile


Marcel Stoetzler is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Bangor University, Wales. He studied at Hamburg University, Germany, and at the Universities of Greenwich and Middlesex (both London). He has held an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at Goldsmiths College (University of London) and a Simon fellowship at the University of Manchester. He works on social and political theory, intellectual history and historical sociology, and has lately concentrated on various aspects of modern antisemitism, especially its interconnections with liberalism and nationalism and the emergence of the discipline of sociology.

He is also interested in, and has previously published on, problems of feminism, critical theory ‘Frankfurt School’), Hannah Arendt, and (various ways of reading) Karl Marx. His first book, The State, the Nation and the Jews. Liberalism and the Antisemitism Dispute in Bismarck’s Germany was published in 2008 by the University of Nebraska Press. He serves on the editorial board of Patterns of Prejudice of which he has edited a special issue (May 2010) on Modern Antisemitism and the Emergence of Sociology. He is the editor of Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology (2014).

He is also Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures and the Centre for Jewish Studies, the University of Manchester. His long-term research plans are twofold: one, the continuity and discontinuities between classical social theory and critical theory, two, the social content, or ‘meaning’, of nationalism in its relation to (the hope for) emancipation and modernization, and the role of notions of race, gender and sexuality within this constellation. Currently, he is also working on an undergraduate textbook on sociological theory, Beginning Classical Social Theory, due out in 2016 with Manchester University Press.

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