Martin Müller is a professor in the Department of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne. He heads the research team M3 (Materialities | Multiplicities | Metropolis).
He read for a Master of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and received a PhD in Human Geography from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. He has held fellowships at the universities of British Columbia in Vancouver, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oxford, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Institute for Advanced Study in Marseille. Before coming to Lausanne, he was Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich.
Martin Müller's major research focus is on cities and falls into two fields:
1) Cultural institutions and sports events, with a particular focus on their sustainability
2) The geopolitics of geographical knowledge and thinking with the Global Easts
His research has been covered in the New York Times, Financial Times, Newsweek, International Business Times, ABC, Inside Climate News, Toronto Star, Svenska Dagbladet, TV Rain (Russia), El Mercurio (Chile), Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Austrian National Radio (Ö1), Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), NZZ, Tribune de Genève and other outlets.
He is a contributor of commentaries to DIE ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, NZZ, Tages-Anzeiger and Le Temps.
In addition to English, he speaks and gives talks in German, French and Russian, with comprehension of Spanish.
His work has been translated into several languages, including French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Georgian and Korean.