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Tobias Müller

Tobias  Müller

Localising secular power. The government of Muslim life worlds in diverse urban neighbourhoods in the Germany and the UK

Supervisor: Dr Sara Silvestri

Advisor: Dr Duncan Kelly

Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies (CIRIS)

Research Associate


Research Interests

-          Political Theory, especially 20th century

-          Critical and postcolonial theory

-          Politics and theories of secularism

-          Religion and politics

-          Islam in Europe

-          Governance of diversity in urban settings

Key Publications

  1. Müller, Tobias (in print, forthcoming): Destabilizing Religion, Secularism, and the State. Commissioned review essay in Political Theory.
  2. Müller, Tobias (forthcoming): Provincializing Political Education: Postkoloniale Politische Theorie, in Markus Gloe und Tonio Oeftering (ed), Politische Theorie meets Politische Bildung.
  3. Müller, Tobias (forthcoming): “Moderat” oder “extremistisch”? Definitionsdynamiken in der deutschen Islampolitik, in Amir Schirin-Moazami (ed.) Der Inspizierte Muslim, Bielefeld: Transcript.
  4. Müller, Tobias (2017): Engaging “Moderates” Against “Extremists” in German Politics on Islam”, in Review of Faith & International Affairs, 15:2, 55-65.
  5. Müller, Tobias (2017): Constructing Islam and Secularism in the German Islam Conference, in Paul Anderson and Julian Hargreaves (ed), Muslims in the UK and Europe III, Cambridge: Centre for Islamic Studies, 49-62. Available online: http://www.cis.cam.ac.uk/publications/muslims-in-the-uk-and-europe-iii/.
  6. Müller, Tobias (2016): Il potere del popolo è laico? Un'analisi critica della religione e del potere del popolo nella teoria democratia liberale (Is people's power secular? A critical analysis of religion and people's power in liberal democratic theory), in Rivista di Politica, 4/2016, 49-64.                
  7. Müller, Tobias (2015) “Contemporary Islamic Thinkers' Understandings of Secularism” Master Thesis, University of Cambridge, in: Perspectives in the Study of Religion, LMU Munich, https://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/25542/
  8. Müller, Tobias (2012) “God is Caesar?” Die Debatte um den Islam als Hindernis für Demokratisierung, in: Münchener Beiträge zur Politikwissenschaft 24, LMU Munich, http://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/13952/.
  9. Müller, Tobias (2015) “Patriarchat im 21. Jahrhundert. Die analytische und politische Aktualität eines feministischen Kampfbegriffes” (Patriarchy in the 21st century. The analytical and political topicality of a feminist combat term), LMU Munich, https://goo.gl/GtLXKE (best student paper).

Other Publications

  1. Müller, Tobias (2014) “Economics. The User's Guide” by Ha-Joon Chang, Book review, in Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27:4, 761-764.
  2. Müller, Tobias (2014) “The Rise of the BRICS in Africa” by Pádraig Carmody, Book review, in Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27:2, 393-395.
  3. Müller, Tobias (2014) “The crisis of democracy: John Dunn and Fuat Keyman on the History and Future of a Regime”, in CRIAViews, 1 July 2014, http://www.cria.polis.cam.ac.uk/blog/?p=139.
  4. Müller, Tobias (2014) “Capitalism Beyond Money – A Feminist Analytical Framework“, in CRIAViews, 28 May 2014, http://www.cria.polis.cam.ac.uk/blog/?p=49.