Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

Dr. Tim Müller

Müller Tim


  • Head of the Junior Research Group "Migration and the Welfare
  • Head of the Junior Research Group "Determinants of
    Radicalization-Related Resilience in Adolescence"


phone: +49 (0)30 2093-46264

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Tim Müller is a social scientist and junior research group leader of the BMAS-funded junior research group "Migration and the Welfare State" and the BMFSFJ-funded junior research group "Determinants of Radicalization-Related Resilience in Adolescence".

Previously, he investigated the labor market integration of refugees in the research project "GeFam - Refugee Families in Germany" and served as co-project leader of the collaborative study "Diversity in the Classroom - How Teachers Can Promote Good Performance."

After studying at the University of Mannheim, he completed his PhD on mechanisms of secularization at the University of Oxford in 2013.

As a collaborator at HU Berlin, he conducted studies on "Hybrid Identities" and prejudice against Muslims in Germany.

At Linköping University and the Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm), he was involved as a research associate in work on residential segregation of immigrants in Sweden.

Together with the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), he also conducted a study on the application of social psychological interventions to improve the school performance of children and adolescents with an immigrant background.


Current work and research focus


  • Labor Market Integration
  • Welfare state research
  • Radicalization prevention
  • educational inequality
  • Social psychology (self-affirmation)
  • Quantitative methods of empirical social research


Academic career


  • Since 2016 Research Associate at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2016-2017 Research Associate at the SVR Research Unit.
  • Research Associate at the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden, 2014-2015
  • Research associate at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, 2013-2014
  • Research Associate at the Humboldt University of Berlin, JUNITED research project, 2012-2013.
  • Visiting scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin, research project HEYMAT, 2011-2012
  • Doctorate in DPhil Sociology at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College, 2008-2013
  • Studies of Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Psychology, Methods of Empirical Social Research), University of Mannheim, 2003-2008; Degree: Diploma in Social Sciences


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