Tobias Cremer is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council his doctoral research focuses on the relationship between religion and the new wave of right-wing populism in Western Europe and North America. In particular, the project aims to understand the ways in which traditionally secularist right-wing populist parties are seeking to employ Christian symbols and language as cultural identity markers, and how believers and Church authorities are reacting to such co-optation attempts.
Prior to Cambridge, Tobias was a McCloy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he received a Master in Public Policy. He also holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Sciences Po Paris and an MPhil in Politics and International Studies from Cambridge. He has gathered work experience in the German Parliament, the Policy Planning Staff of the German Federal Foreign Office and in Management Consulting, and acted as an advisor to the German Foreign Office’s strategic communication unit. He is a frequent analyst and commentator on right-wing populism and religion on the radio and in national newspapers.