Brandon Bloch is a PhD candidate in Modern European History at Harvard University. He works at the intersection of intellectual, religious, and legal history, with an emphasis on twentieth-century Germany. His dissertation examines the role of theologians and lay intellectuals around the Protestant Church in the reconstruction of constitutional law in West Germany after the Second World War, focusing on the relationship between theological and legal conceptions of rights, obligations, and sovereignty. Bloch spent the 2015-16 academic year conducting dissertation research in Germany, supported by grants from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Krupp Foundation. He is currently a Graduate Fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
PhD Student in History, Harvard University
Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Graduate Student Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Graduate Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics