College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Department: Strategy and Security Institute
Tobias Ruettershoff is a PhD Student in Strategy and Security at the Strategy and Security Institute. The current working title of his research thesis is: “Expert knowledge production in US military campaigns (1898-2008): The case of the Philippines, Vietnam and Iraq.” Before coming to Exeter, Tobias completed a BA in Political Science and Public Law at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and an MA in International Relations at the University of Sheffield (UK). He began his PhD at the University of Sussex (UK).
For his research, he received a PhD scholarship from the prestigious Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in Germany. He also received a merit-based academic scholarship from the same institution for his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Tobias is an alumni of the “College for International Politics and Economics” of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and of the follow-up programme for interns of the CDU/CSU fraction in the German parliament. Further awards include the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant from the U.S. Army Military History Institute (2013) and Centennial Center Scholar of the American Political Science Association (2013).
From 2006 to 2007 he served in the German Army as a gunner and assistant commander of a Leopard 2A6 MBT. In his free time, Tobias enjoys reading and doing sports (Swimming, Hiking, Mountainbike, Football).