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Chris Moses


I am a PhD student in the Social Anthropology of Religion at the Divinity Faculty, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

My doctoral research has looked at Islamic institutions in a Muslim-minority context through the lenses of civil society and the public sphere. The primary methodology was ethnographic fieldwork, volunteering at London-based institutions in order to develop case studies. The write-up has three main threads: (i) the construction of these institutions' various meanings, such as religious, geographical, social, or political, (ii) organisational issues such as strategy, authority, and sustainability, and (iii) the institutions' presence as Islamically identifiable actors inhabiting multiple public spheres.

My academic background is in Religious Studies (BA, University of Cambridge) and Modern Middle Eastern Studies (MPhil, University of Oxford), and my professional experience includes media, education, research and trade/diplomacy.

Research Interests

  • Social Anthropology of Religion
  • Islam and Muslims in Europe
  • Religion and Politics in the Middle East
  • Religion and the Public Sphere
  • Secular and Religious Urban Spaces
  • Modern Inter-faith Relations