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Daniel Moulin-Stozek


University Lecturer

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  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • MSc (University of Oxford)
  • MEd (University of Exeter)
  • PGCE (University of Bristol)
  • BA (University of Nottingham)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Beliefs and Values
  • Cambridge Branch Secretary, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
  • Associate Member, International Seminar on Religion and Values in Education

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Daniel Moulin-Stożek works across the fields of values education, moral education and religious studies. His doctorate, completed at the University of Oxford and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, explored religious identity construction among adolescent Christians, Jews and Muslims in English secondary schools.

Dr Moulin-Stożek was awarded a Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Large Grant Award to research Leo Tolstoy's educational thought. This is the subject of his monograph 'Leo Tolstoy' (2014, London: Bloomsbury), recently translated into Turkish. Moulin-Stożek has given keynote addresses and invited talks about Tolstoy's philosophy of education at Tolstoy’s birthplace at Yasnaya Polyana, Russia; The New School, New York; Moffat Book Events, Scotland and the University of Oxford. He is currently working on a contribution to a forthcoming Cambridge University Press ‘In Context’ volume on Tolstoy about the great writer’s experimental schools.

Moulin-Stożek has a long-standing interest in interreligious dialogue and faith-based education. Between 2011 and 2013, as Chapel Director, he coordinated and pioneered a programme of interreligious events at Somerville College, Oxford supported by the Spalding Trust. He was subsequently awarded a Boursier d'excellence (Excellence Fellowship) at the University of Geneva in the domain of interreligious research and dialogue.

Before taking up the position of University Lecturer at Cambridge, Moulin-Stożek pursued an interdisciplinary research agenda working on projects in religion, civil society and character virtues in Spain, Latin America and the UK. In the field of religious studies, Moulin-Stożek has published in venues including The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Material Religion, and the Journal of Contemporary Religion among others. In education studies, Moulin-Stożek has contributed research articles to journals such as the British Educational Research Journal; Race, Ethnicity and Education; Journal of Moral Education; and, the Oxford Review of Education.

Moulin-Stożek has written blogs for The European Commission, The Conversation and RE Online on topics as varied as education and the refugee crisis, extremism, religious identity, science and religion. He has given keynote lectures and invited talks about religious and moral education in China, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Belgium.

Moulin-Stożek is currently researching philosophical issues surrounding values and attitudes education and pedagogies of religious education. He is Cambridge Branch Secretary of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Beliefs and Values.

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Research Topics

  • The educational philosophy of Leo Tolstoy
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Values and attitudes education
  • Religious education
  • Moral education

Research Projects

  • The purposes of education in interfaith dialogue (2019-2020). Funding support from the Spalding Trust.
  • Scoping the affective and behavioural dimensions of teaching and learning attitudes and values (2019-2020). Faculty of Education Research and Development Grant.
  • Enriching religious studies through classroom ready videos (2020-2021). Funding support from Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.

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  • PhD supervision in Education
  • MPhil in Education (Qualitative Research Methods)
  • PGCE Religious Studies (Subject Leader)


  • Education Tripos (Critical Debates in Education, Paper Coordinator)

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Recent Publications

Moulin-Stożek, D. (2020). “Spiritual development as an educational goal” ECNU Review of Education (

Metcalfe, J. and Moulin-Stożek, D. (2020). “Religious education teachers’ perspectives on character education” British Journal of Religious Education ( ahead of print).

Moulin-Stożek, D. (2019). “The social construction of character” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 49,1, 24-39.

Walker, D. and Moulin-Stożek, D. (2019). “A study of moral reasoning among secondary students in a public co-educational and private girls school in Mexico” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (E. pub ahead of print).

Moulin-Stożek, D. (2019). “Five principles of Tolstoy’s educational thought” in I. Medzhibovskaya, (ed) Tolstoy and His Problems: Views from the Twenty-First century. Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 158-169.

Thoma, S., Walker, D., Chen, Y., Frichand, A., Moulin-Stożek, D. and Kristjánsson, K. (2019). “Adolescents’ application of the virtues across five cultural contexts” Developmental Psychology ( ahead of print).

Moulin-Stożek, D. and Metcalfe, J. (2018). ‘Mapping the moral assumptions of multi-faith religious education’ British Journal of Religious Education ( ahead of print).

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