Jan-Jonathan Bock has been the Programme Director of Cumberland Lodge since May 2018. Before joining us, he was a Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, where he explored the effects of ethno-religious diversity, conversations around immigration, and the emergence of new political forms, including the Five Star Movement in Italy and the German Pegida movement.
His publications include Austerity, Community Action and the Future of Citizenship in Europe (2017, Policy Press), Refugees Welcome? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany (2019, Berghahn Books), The Interfaith Movement: Mobilising Religious Diversity in the 21st Century (2019, Routledge), and Emergent Religious Pluralisms (2019, Palgrave). Jan has also co-authored policy reports on trust, community life and inter-religious 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. Jan's research experience covers Germany, Italy, the UK, the Middle East and South Asia. He has published across social and political sciences journals, and is interested in urban life, social transformations, the future of democracy, and practices of citizenship.