Robert Dorschel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Tilburg University. He is a sociologist of class and inequality, with a particular focus on class relations in the context of digitalization and climate change. Previously, Robert has analyzed how the growing middle-class fraction of tech workers cultivates a habitus that departs from the ideal of the entrepreneurial self, opening the potential both for a new ‘spirit of capitalism’ and for a culture that might resist processes of capital accumulation. In his most recent work, Robert also examines contemporary social inequalities through an analysis of ecological class divides and the new forms of distinction that correspond to them.
Robert completed his PhD in sociology at the University of Cambridge after studying sociology and political science at Duke University, Humboldt-University Berlin, and the University of Kiel.