Following his BA in Sociology, Gabriel Malli completed a Master's degree in Sociology and Cultural Sociology at the University of Graz and the University of Trento (ITA). Since 2018, he has been studying sociology in doctoral studies and is a member of the FWF- and DFG-funded International Graduate School "Resonante Weltbeziehungen" at the University of Graz and the Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt. From October 2019 to September 2020, he completed a one-year research stay at the Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt; from November 2021 to July 2022, he is a visiting doctoral student at the Free University of Berlin (funded by the Marietta Blau Fellowship of the Austrian Exchange Service). His research focuses on the sociology of religion and culture, the sociology of Islam, and discourse theory and analysis. He is particularly interested in questions relating to the connection between discourses and affects.