mss-LofPortrait3jpgMarkus S. Schulz is Vice-President of the International Sociological Association (ISA), former President of the ISA Research Committee on Futures Research (RC07), and previous Program Committee member for the ISA World Congress in Yokohama. Professor Schulz’s research focuses on democracy, media, social movements, and global futures. He is currently working at the New School for Social Research on the intellectual history of future concepts and social imagination. Passionate about teaching, he has taught a wide range of courses from first semester introductions to specialized doctoral seminars at the New School, New York University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Tech, City University of New York, and Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany. Schulz won for his work international recognition, including the ISA’s Bielefeld Prize for the Internationalization of Sociology, the Eastern Sociological Society’s Candace Rogers Award, and the American Sociological Association’s Elise Boulding Award. He earned his PhD at the New School for Social Research’s Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science in New York City, following studies at the Freie and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Schulz co-authored the six-volume book series on Internet and Politics in Latin America: The Regulation and Usage of the New Information and Communication Technologies in the Context of Political and Economic Transformations (Frankfurt: Vervuert, 2003; vol. 1 bilingual in German and Spanish). He edited for the journal Current Sociology special issues on Values and Culture: The Shaping of Future Society (2011) and on Future Moves: Studies in Culture, Science, and Technology (2015). Among his articles in English are “Collective Action across Borders: Opportunity Structure, Network Capacity and Communicative Praxis in the Age of Advanced Globalization” (Sociological Perspectives, 41:3) and “Debating Futures: Global Trends, Alternative Visions, and Public Discourse” (International Sociology 31:1, forthcoming 2016).