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Department of Sociology

Tobias Brügger

Tobias Brügger, Dr.

  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter UFSP

Education: MTh, University of South Africa, 2010; MTh, University of Zurich, 2013; PhD, University of Zurich, 2019. Current Positions: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, University Research Priority Program Digital Religion(s); Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Strategic Organizations Initiative, University of Illinois.

Tobias Brügger works at the intersections of the study of organizations and Christianity to examine how organizations and their members navigate their behavior and the role that institutions in general and Christianity in particular play in their endeavors.

He received his MTh in Ethics from the University of South Africa in 2010, specializing in Christian Leadership. In his MTh dissertation, he explored the relationship between faith and international management in a multinational enterprise, combining conceptual research and a fieldwork-based study of business managers. Following additional theological studies in Zurich, he completed his PhD at the intersection of Theology and Management & Organization Studies. In his dissertation, he explored patterns of Christian living in contemporary workplaces, again combining conceptual research and fieldwork studying business managers. He is currently conducting research on corporate purpose, and on Christian businesspeople.