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
24th Apr 2018
CIRIS Graduate Research Associate Leor Zmigrod has published a paper on the psychological processes that give rise to nationalistic ideologies in the context of the United Kingdom’s 2016 EU Referendum. The research identified cognitive information processing styles that contribute towards support for Brexit and opposition to immigration and free movement of labour. Specifically, the findings […]
21st Feb 2018
In January 2018 CIRIS released a fascinating new report by Prof Chris Douglas on religion and fake news. The report explores the religious dimension of fake news in both Europe and the United States and offers recommendations for how policymakers and other leaders can fight back against faith-based fake news. Christopher Douglas teaches American literature and […]
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