Jan-Jonathan Bock became the Programme Director of Cumberland Lodge in May 2018. Jan had previously worked as a Research Fellow at Cambridge’s Woolf Institute, leading interdisciplinary research projects on ethno-religious and cultural diversity and emergent political forms. Jan’s publications include Austerity, Community Action and the Future of Citizenship in Europe (with Shana Cohen and Christina Fuhr), as well as policy reports on trust in community life and interfaith relations.
Born and raised in Goslar — Windsor’s German twin town — Jan received his PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 2015. His doctoral thesis examined the political aftermath of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake in Italy. Jan's research experience covers Germany, Italy, the UK, the Middle East, and South Asia, and he has published across anthropology and social science journals.
As our Programme Director, he is responsible for initiating fresh debate on the causes and effects of social divisions by directing our independent research and educational programmes, including our Fellowships, scholarships and our work with schools and international students, as well as our conferences, lectures and seminars.
In his free time, he enjoys running, photography, and collecting vintage audio equipment.