Mario Bührmann is research assistant at the Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion at the Freie Universität Berlin. He was an associated member of the Topoi research Group (C-III) Acts. His research interests include theories of ritual, anthropology of religion and history of science.

Since 2012 he has been member of the Sonderforschungsbereich 626 “Ästhetische Erfahrung im Zeichen der Entgrenzung der Künste” at Freie Universität Berlin.