Dr. Anca Maria Șincan has a Ph.D. in history from Central European University with research on religion in communist Romania. She has several doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at Oxford University, European History Institute in Mainz, New Europe College, Polish Institute for Advanced Studies, Warsaw, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC. Her research interests revolve around the recent history of East Central Europe, church history, religion and politics on which she has published articles and book chapters. She took part as an expert in the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania for the chapter Church/religious denominations under communism. She is a recurrent visiting lecturer at the George E. Palade University in Târgu-Mureș. She was guest lecturer at the Religious Studies Program and History Department at Central European University. She is a researcher at the “Gheorghe Șincai” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Romanian Academy. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe.