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Affiliated Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Tobias works at the intersection of political theory, comparative politics, religious studies and political sociology. His research interests include political and social theory, 20th century political thought, postcolonial and feminist theory, secularism and religion, gender and masculinity, and the politics of climate change. Tobias received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2020 and holds degrees in Politics, International Relations, Study of Religion, and Law from the University of Cambridge and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

From 2018-2020, Tobias was a Junior Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute, where he was principal researcher of the project “Strictly Observant Religion, Gender and the State”. In 2015-2016, he was a Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at LMU Munich. He has been teaching at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) since 2016, and at the Department for Sociology since 2020, including introductory courses in Politics, Sociology, International Relations and Religious Studies. He has also taught various Master level courses at Cambridge, including “The Politics of Intersectionality: Race, Class and Gender”. He tweets @TobiasMueller_.


  • –present
    Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge


  • 2019 
    University of Cambridge, PhD Politics and International Studies