Anca Şincan

Anca Sincan

Research Associate

Dr. Anca Șincan has a Ph.D. in history from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary with a research on religion in communist Romania. In 2006 she was an expert in the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania for the chapter Church under communism. She is a researcher at the “Gheorghe Șincai” Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Romanian Academy in Tîrgu-Mureș. Between 2017-2021 she was a postdoctoral researcher in the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries) at University College Cork.
Latest publications include a co-edited journal issue Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: The Religious Underground in the Twentieth Century East-Central Europe in „Review of Ecumenical Studies”, 14:2 (2022) (with Ionuț Biliuță); “Do onto Yourself”: Leading the Church in the 1970s Romania through Self-Policing and Self-Censorship, East Central Europe, 49(2-3), 175-192. doi:; “Atrapar el viento: la clandestinidad greco-católica en Rumanía durante la última década del régimen comunista” in Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea, Issue 44 (2022), pp. 55-71 (