Elena A. Stepanova is Doctor of Philosophy, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Principal Research Fellow, Ural Institute of Humanities, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia). She was a visiting fellow at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and Iliff School of Theology (Denver, USA). In 2010-14 she served as the academic director of the Open Society Institute-funded seminar “Religion: Maximalism and Minimalism”. In 2019, she participated in the Fulbright Scholar Program doing her research at Boston University School of Theology. Her main research interests are inter-confessional relations, secularism and post-secularism, religion in public space, and contemporary Christianity.