Marcus Verhagen is a senior lecturer for the MA in Contemporary Art in London. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on visual culture in France in the late nineteenth century. Still working on nineteenth-century art, he taught in the nineties at universities in both Britain and the States. Working primarily on contemporary art in the years since 2002, he has written about seventy articles and reviews for art magazines such as Art Monthly, Art Review and Frieze. He has published in several periodicals, including Representations, New Left Review, Third Text and Afterall. Much of his recent work revolves around globalisation; he has, for instance, written articles on migration and tourism as crucial concerns in contemporary art. Verhagen has a PhD in art history, University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Cambridge University.