Mojib Rahman Atal served as a Research Fellow at the Central Institute for Area Studies at the University of Friedrich-Alexander-Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). He was involved in an interdisciplinary research project focused on studying violence in institutions. As part of his role, he conducted qualitative and quantitative research in Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Prior to relocating to Germany in late 2015, he served as an advisor for the German Consulate General in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan. As a consultant, he has provided counsel and assistance to the Federal Foreign Ministry about the evacuation of local employees of the German government from Afghanistan. Additionally, he has worked for several local NGOs and international organizations in Afghanistan. The scope of his research includes state-building, corruption, migration, and institutional violence.