As of April 2017, Tobias Berger is Juniorprofessor for Political Science with reference to the Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. After obtaining his PhD from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies in 2014, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale, Germany) as well as a junior research fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna. His book on “Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh” is forthcoming with Oxford University Press later this year. His broader research interests encompass international political sociology, state-society relations in the Global South, ethnographic methods, and the transnational politics of South Asia.
He studied Political Theory at the University of Oxford (MPhil, 2010) and Politics & Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (BA, 2007).