Current Junior Research Fellows
The following Junior Research Fellows have joined the Woolf Institute to pursue research in the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. To view all current Junior Research Fellow projects at the Woolf Institute, please see here.
Dr Jan Bock joined the Woolf Institute as a Junior Research Fellow in March 2015, exploring the ways in which heterogeneous communities conceptualise and mobilise Trust during times of crisis. The project investigates local initiatives in four European cities (London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome). Jan is currently in Berlin, working primarily with faith-based and intercultural initiatives, investigating the production of new kinds of community life. Jan's doctorate focussed on the aftermath of a major earthquake, which hit the Italian city of L'Aquila in April 2009. Bock analysed the social and cultural repercussions of the disaster, and explored emergent practices of local citizenship as central aspects of recovery processes.
Dr Sami Everett joined the Woolf Institute in January 2015 to contribute to the Trust Project: a major ethnographic research project examining interfaith cooperation in relation to the concept of Trust across Berlin, Paris, Rome and London. Sami recently completed his doctorate at SOAS, University of London examining the spatial and historical dimensions of Parisian Jewish identification with North Africa (1981-2012). While studying for his PhD, he worked on a variety of academic projects including now published monographs by prominent scholars in the fields of Critical Human Rights and Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora.