Persons

Dr. Tim Müller

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tim Müller is a social scientist and researcher in the working unit "Labor Market, Migration, and Integration". In his current project he examines the labour market integration of recent refugees to Germany ("GeFam - Refugee Families in Germany"). After studying at the University of Mannheim, he earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Oxford in 2013. His dissertation examined the mechanisms of secularization. While working at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, he conducted studies on “hybrid identities” and biases towards Muslims in Germany. He participated as a researcher in studies on the residential segregation of immigrants in Sweden at the University of Linköping and the Institute of Futures Studies (Stockholm). In a collaborative project with the Expert Coucil of German Foundations for Integration and Migration he tested a social-psychological (self-affirmation) intervention to increase minority students' academic achievements.

Areas of expertise:

labor market integration, educational inequality, quantitative methods, religion and politics, residential segregation, right-wing populism, social psychology, self affirmation

Professional background:

Since 2016 researcher at the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research at the HU Berlin

2016-2017 researcher in the Expert Council's Research Unit

Researcher at the Institute for Analytical Sociology, University of Linköping (Sweden), 2014-2015

Researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, 2013-2014

Researcher at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, JUNITED research project, 2012-2013

Guest researcher at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, HEYMAT research project, 2011-2012

Course in DPhil Sociology, University Oxford, Nuffield College, 2008-2013

Degree programme in social sciences (sociology, social psychology, methods of empirical social research), University of Mannheim, 2003-2008; Degree: Social sciences, MA

Publications

Monographs

Müller, Tim (2012): On Secularisation – Structural, Institutional and Cultural Determinants Shaping Individual Secularisation. Doctoral Thesis. University of Oxford.

Articles (peer review):

Müller, Tim (2017): “Sind die Sorgen berechtigt? Fakten zur Integration von Geflüchteten.“ Theologisch-praktische Quartalsschrift 165: 36-47.

Müller, Tim, Nan Dirk de Graaf, and Peter Schmidt (2014): “Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53(4): 739-759.

Müller, Tim and Anja Neundorf (2012): “The Role of the State in the Repression and Revival of Religiosity in Central Eastern Europe” Social Forces 91 (2): 559-582.

Müller, Tim (2009): “Individual religiosity and attitudes towards the involvement of religious leaders in politics – A multilevel-analysis of 55 societies.” World Values Research 2 (1): 1-29.

Chapters in edited volumes (peer review):

Koskinen, Johan, Tim Müller, and Thomas Grund: (2017): „A dynamic discrete-choice model for movement flows.” In C. Perna, M. Pratesi, & A. Ruiz-Gazen (Eds.): Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Springer.

Further academic publications (not peer reviewed):

Lorenz, Georg and Tim Müller (2017):“ Einstellungen von Lehrkräften zu Aspekten von Vielfalt: Deutschsein, Religionspolitik und Muslime.“ In: Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM) & Forschungsbereich beim Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR-Forschungsbereich) (Eds.): Vielfalt im Klassenzimmer. Wie Lehrkräfte gute Leistung fördern können. Berlin: pp. 10-23.

Tim Müller and Mohini Lokhande (2017): „Wider die Stereotypisierung: Bessere Schulleistung durch Selbstbestätigung.“ In: Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM) & Forschungsbereich beim Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR-Forschungsbereich) (Eds.): Vielfalt im Klassenzimmer. Wie Lehrkräfte gute Leistung fördern können. Berlin: pp. 38-57.

Mohini Lokhande and Tim Müller (2017): „Fazit: innovative Ansätze für das Lehrerhandeln.“ In: Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM) & Forschungsbereich beim Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR-Forschungsbereich) (Eds.): Vielfalt im Klassenzimmer. Wie Lehrkräfte gute Leistung fördern können. Berlin: pp. 58-63.

Müller, Tim, Peter Hedström, Sarah Valdez, and Karl Wennberg (2014): “Right-wing populism and social distance towards Muslims in Sweden – Results from a nation-wide vignette study.” Working Paper, Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University Electronic Press.

Further publications

Hedström, Peter and Tim Müller (2014): ”Det är främlingsfientlighet som utmärker SD:s väljare” Dagens Nyheter Debate Article. 2014-12-04.

Müller, Tim (2010): “Poland is exception to decline of Church.” Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, 06/05/2010.

Müller, Tim (2010): “Religion will continue to influence Politics.” Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, 04/02/2010.

Christoph, Bernhard, Patrick Sachweh and Tim Müller (2005): Umfrage zum Forschungsprojekt ‚Die Akzeptanz des Wohlfahrtsstaates‘ – Codebuch und Dokumentation. Mannheim: Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung.

Teaching in the winter semester 2017/2018:

The Social Psychology of Immigration Societies (53067)

Modern immigration societies are facing a number of challenges, such as: issues of racism and discrimination towards minority groups, the creation of trust and collaboration between members of different ethnic groups, and the creation of fair and equitable outcomes with regard to schooling and labour market outcomes. This seminar seeks to give a general overview about classic and contemporary approaches to these topics in the field of social psychology, occasionally drawing on related literature in microsociology. Starting with Gordon Allport’s 1954 seminal work The nature of prejudice, we will revisit the most important studies in the fields of intergroup discrimination (Tajfel), stereotyping and prejudice (Steele) and intergroup contact (Allport) and discuss several interventions that have been suggested in order to facilitate inter-ethnic cooperation and the improvement of schooling and job market outcomes for members of minority groups (Cohen/Sherman). Another important part will deal with the several ways to measure the concepts and theories in question (Sears/Dovidio/Gaertner). While there will be a short introduction to the most important methods used in the field of social psychology, a good working knowledge about experimental design and statistics will make it easier to follow the course. The seminar will be held in English, and all course work will also be expected to be delivered in English.

The course takes place on Mondays, 14.00 h (c.t.) at the Institute for Social Sciences (ISW), Universitätsstraße 3b, Room K12b.

Consultation hours: Wednesdays, 15.00-16.00 h

Dr. Tim Müller

Address

Hannoversche Straße 25
Haus 25, 1st Floor, Room 1.09
10115 Berlin

Contact

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46264
t.mueller@hu-berlin.de

Projects