Brandon Bloch is college fellow
in modern European history at Harvard University, where he teaches courses on
Nazi Germany, postwar Europe, and the idea of Europe from the enlightenment to
the present day. His research focuses on the history of twentieth-century
Germany and Central Europe, especially themes of religion and politics,
intellectuals in public life, and the roles of Central Europeans in
international human rights movements.
His current book project asks how West
Germany's Protestant churches emerged as vocal advocates for democracy and
human rights after the Second World War, following a legacy of compromise and
complicity under National Socialism. It explores the ongoing salience of
religious communities for German debates about national identity, historical
responsibility, and the ethics of democratic citizenship, during the Cold War
Bloch received his Ph.D. from
Harvard in May 2018, and has held fellowships from the Krupp Foundation, the
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Berlin Program for Advanced German
and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin. His work has appeared in
Modern Intellectual History.
This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.
College Fellow in Modern European History, Harvard University