Apr 22 2015

The 2015 Osnabrück Summer Institute Faculty: Martin Zeilinger

MZ-OSI-fotoWe are happy to announce that Dr. Martin Zeilinger will join the Summer Institute as a faculty member again, sharing his expertise in law and culture in the introductory workshop “The Complex Relation between Culture and Law: Methods, Concepts, and Approaches.”

Martin Zeilinger holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. His research interests include appropriation as an artistic practice in analog and digital media; theories of authorship, creativity and cultural ownership; and alternative intellectual property models emerging in digital creative communities. He was a participant of the first Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law in 2009, where he met Prof. Rosemary Coombe, Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture, with whom he has collaborated ever since. From 2011-2013, Dr. Zeilinger held a SSRHC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law and Culture at York University. With Prof. Coombe and Darren Wershler, he co-edited Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online, which was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2014. Dr. Zeilinger’s research on law, digital culture, and creative practices of appropriation has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals and books. Most recently, he co-authored a chapter on intellectual property and the international pirate party movement with another former OSI participant, Lisa Dobbin (SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property, 2014). Dr. Zeilinger is currently an instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Zeilinger’s academic activities are an example of the Summer Institute’s tremendous success in bringing together budding and established scholars working in the field of law and culture, in inaugurating long-lasting scholarly collaborations, and in shaping career paths.

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