Dr. Oliver Marchart is a professor at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Vienna. His research focusses on political philosophy, social theory, post-Marxism, post-structuralism, social movement research, precarity research and political discourse analysis. He studied philosophy at the University of Vienna and political theory and discourse analysis at the University of Essex under Ernesto Laclau. He gained his doctorate in philosophy in 1999 from the University of Vienna, and another one in 2003 on “Politics and the Political. An Inquiry into Post-Foundational Political Thought” under Ernesto Laclau.