Jan-Jonathan Bock has been the Programme Director of Cumberland Lodge since May 2018. Jan previously worked at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, where he conducted research on ethno-religious diversity and emergent 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) and Refugees Welcome? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany (2019, Berghahn Books). He 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. His doctoral research examined the social and 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. He has published across social science journals, and is interested in urban life, social transformations and practices of citizenship.
As our Programme Director, he is responsible for initiating fresh conversations on the causes and effects of social division 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, debates and seminars.
In his free time, he enjoys running, travelling and collecting vintage audio equipment.