Dr Anca Maria Șincan
School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government and Politics and the Study of Religions
Dr. Anca Maria Șincan has an MA and a Ph.D. in history from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary with research on religion in communist Romania. She completed her academic training at Padova University, Oxford University, the European History Institute in Mainz, and New Europe College in Bucharest. Her research interests revolve around the recent history of East Central Europe, history of historical writing, memory and remembrance, 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 has taught courses at the History and International Relations Department at Petru Maior University in Tîrgu-Mureș and lectured at the Political Science Department (Bucharest University). She was a guest lecturer at the Religious Studies Program and History Department at Central European University where she taught an MA course on Church and Nation State in East Central Europe. She is a researcher at the “Gheorghe Șincai” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Romanian Academy in Tîrgu-Mureș. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries).