Emilian Berutti

PhD Researcher in International History and Politics
Spoken languages
German, Italian, English, Spanish, French
Areas of expertise
  • Authoritarianism
  • Neoliberalisation
  • Contemporary German History
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe
  • Syria

PhD Thesis


Title: The Rise of Islamophobia in Germany after Unification

PhD Supervisor: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

Expected completion date: 2025

My research aims to deconstruct and distangle the dynamics and mechanisms of the rise of Islamophobia in Germany from unification to the contemporary period. It questions the rise of the tacit ubiquity of the phenomenon and its pervasive invasion into the state, society and the minds of Germans.




My research, provisionally entitled "The Rise of Islamophobia in Germany after Unification", wishes to understand the complexities of Islamophobia as a global phenomenon in the specific context of Germany from 1990 to 2020. In particular, my project aims to unravel the pervasive nature of the tacit ubiquity of Islamophobia that is not confined to any specific space in Germany but presents in its state and society. Given the contemporary nature of the project, my background in International Relations will support my understanding of the history of German Islamophobia. I am bilingual in German and Italian, and I am proficient in English, French, and Spanish.


Research Interests


  • Neoliberal Authoritarianism
  • Political Economy of Security