Peter N. Funke
Peter N. Funke
Office: SOC 376
Peter Nikolaus Funke received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
and his “Vordiplom” from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses
on social movements & contentions politics, capitalism & class,
media & technology.
Peter has published in various peer reviewed journals such as
Globalizations, New Media & Society, Rethinking Marxism, New Political
Science, Social Movement Studies, or Transforming Anthropology. He is the
editor of “The Great Refusal: Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social
Movements” (Temple University Press 2017) and “The New Global Politics:
Global Social Movements in the 21st Century” (Routledge 2017).
Peter’s research has been funded by the University of South Florida, the
Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence at Florida International
University, the Social Science Research Council, the International Studies
Association, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Peter is working on a book length study ("The Current Epoch of
Contention: Social Movement Politics under Global Capitalism"), as well as
on several articles and chapters on contemporary social movement based
politics, class formation and the role of (new) media in neoliberal
At the University of South Florida, Peter teaches courses on Marxism,
Political Economy, Social Movements, and European Politics. He is the
department’s Experiential Learning/Internship Opportunities Coordinator for
the Political Science Internship Program and teaches in the Honors
College's program "Germany Beyond the Classroom." Peter is the founding
coordinator of the USF Social Movement Study Group.
More information at: http://www.peterfunke.net