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Chris Moses

Chris Moses

Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 763015


Chris Moses is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Divinity, 2015-2018.

Chris read Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge, before taking an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford, and later returning to Cambridge for a doctorate in the Anthropology of Religion. His wider professional experience includes media, education, research, and diplomacy.

His doctoral research comprised an ethnography of an Islamic institution in west London. It focused on how it was produced as an object of knowledge by a series of internally heterogeneous audiences (community, researchers, media, state), as well as how actors and structures created multiple layers of meaning, both in relation to the institution's essence in general and through particular categories of place, space, and time.

Chris's current work includes: charity, ethics, and economics; religion, forced migration, and cities; gender and space; ethnography and urban studies; and, the relationship between anthropology and theology.

He is also part of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme team, focusing on inter-religious civil society engagement and public education.

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:
  • Social Anthropology of Religion
  • Islam and Muslims in Europe
  • Religion, Culture and Society in the Middle East
  • Religion and the Public Sphere


Emmanuel College:
Research Associate


  • A6, Understanding Contemporary Religion (Paper Co-ordinator; Lectures, Classes, Supervisions)
    First year undergraduate paper introducing students to the ways in which social scientists analyse and account for religion as a social force in the contemporary world.
  • MPhil, Anthropology of Islam in Contemporary Europe (Paper Co-ordinator; Seminars, Supervisions)
    Non-specialist MPhil paper within the Study of World Religions MPhil Pathway, looking at matters such as Methodology, Constructing Identity, Structuring Community, Culture and Society, and Political Engagement.

Other Professional Activities


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