Civil Servant, Cabinet Office
Chris Moses currenlty works at the Cabinet Office. Preiouvsly he was a Research Associate at the Faculty of Divinity. His work focuses on anthropological approaches to Islam in contemporary Europe, with particular interests in institutions, art, education, economics, politics, and the public sphere. Chris is also part of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme team, focusing on inter-religious civil society engagement, diplomacy, and public education.
Chris's doctoral research explored Islamic institutions in a Muslim-minority context through the lenses of civil society and the public sphere. It entailed sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork, examining (i) the construction of these institutions' various meanings, such as historical, geographical, or social, (ii) organisational issues such as strategy, authority, and sustainability, and (iii) the institutions' presence as Islamically identifiable actors inhabiting multiple public spheres.
His academic background is in Religious Studies (BA, University of Cambridge) and Modern Middle Eastern Studies (MPhil, University of Oxford), and professional experience includes media, education, research and trade/diplomacy.