Tobias Müller is a PhD candidate at the Department for Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Tobias’ doctoral research, funded by a Vice Chancellor’s Award of the Cambridge Trust, seeks to analyse how Islam and Muslims are being governed and regulated in contemporary European societies. In particular, the project aims at understanding the changing nature of the “secular” state in processes of (re-)constructing new Images of Islam in the context of post-9/11 policies such as the German Islam Conference and Muslim Tribunal Courts.
Tobias holds an M.Phil. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge and an M.A. in Study of Religion and Culture from the University of Munich where he has also previously worked as a lecturer for Political Theory. His research interests include Political Theory, especially contemporary and critical theory, the politics and theory of secularism, and the politics of Islam.
News & Events
8th Dec 2017
CIRIS Research Associates Tobias Muller and Chris Moses organised a workshop, “Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe”, together with Adela Taleb (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). CIRIS was one of the sponsors of the two-day event, which brought together twenty scholars from a diverse range of fields, including anthropology, political science, music, architecture, geography, sociology, criminology, […]
13th Jul 2017
13 July 2017 – CIRIS Graduate Research Associate Tobias Müller recently contributed a chapter in a report on Muslims in the UK and Europe published by the Centre for Islamic Studies at Cambridge University. Müller’s chapter, ‘Constructing Islam and Secularism in the German Islam Conference,’ argues that beyond the intentions expressed by government officials, the aims of the […]
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