Max Horder is a cognitive anthropologist working on issues of belief, trust, and identity in modern Europe. His research broadly focuses on how individuals make sense of sociocultural change, particularly in terms of myth and the sacred. His ethnographic project concentrates on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in 2016, with an emphasis on the sense of dislocation and loss that both influenced Brexit and defined the emotional reaction of those who wished to remain. He is interested in how we interact with narratives and mental representations of the past when making sense of complex problems in the present moment.
He completed his MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BSc from the London School of Economics. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.