Dr. Liliya Berezhnaya studied history at Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia. She completed her doctoral studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and worked afterwards for Pasts Inc. Center for Historical Studies at the same University. She was also a post-doctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich for two years and till 2021 an Assistant Professor at the University of Münster’s Religion and Politics Cluster of Excellence in Germany. Berezhnaya is currently a Research Associate at the University of Amsterdam and a Self-supporting Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. Her research interests are focused on comparative borderland studies, imperial and national discourses in Eastern European history, symbolic geography and the construction of ‘the other’, Ukrainian religious and cultural history and eschatological notions in Christian traditions.
She is the author of the books: Die Militarisierung der Heiligen in Vormoderne und Moderne (Duncker & Humblot: Berlin, 2020); Iconic Turns: Nation and Religion in Eastern European Cinema Since 1989 (Brill: Leiden, 2013; co-edited with Christian Schmitt); Rampart Nations: Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism (Berghahn: New York, 2019; co-edited with Heidi Hein-Kircher); and The World to Come: Ukrainian Images of the Last Judgment (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass., 2015; co-authored with John-Paul Himka).
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