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Place of birth: Chernivtsi (Ukraine).
Scientific degree: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences.
Scientific title: Professor.
Historian by education (1979), completed postgraduate studies (1988) and doctoral studies (1999) at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Cand. dis. "Philosophical analysis of the Orthodox-theological concept of moral qualities of person" (1989). Dr. dis. "Ethnology of religion: the tradition of national understanding and theoretical solution of the relationship between religion and ethnicity" (2000). In the Institute of Philosophy since 1983 - from graduate student to the Head pf the Department of Philosophy and History of Religion. She taught at NaUKMA, KNU, ChNU, PrNU, other educational institutions. To Kyiv. University: 1988-2004 senior. teacher, since 1992 Assoc. Prof., 2002–04 Professor at Department of Religious Studies. She taught courses "Religious Studies", "Geography of Religions", "Confessional and Practical Religious Studies", "New Religious Movements", "History of Christianity". Research interests: Religious Studies, history of religions and religious thoughts of Ukraine, history and ethnology of religion, new religions, religion and religiosity in modern world, religious freedom, state-church relations, interreligious dialogue, religion and religious education, religion and mass media. Founder of Ukr. school of ethnologists of religion, NRT researchers. Vice President of Ukr. Association of Researchers of Religion, Chairman of the Coord. Council of the CIS and Baltic States on Theoretical and Practical Problems of Religious Studies, Vice-President of Ukr. association of religious liberty. Author of 400 works, in particular: Culture of religious life. Selected works. K., 2011; Ethnology of religion: theoretical problems, national tradition of understanding. K., 2000; New religious movements in Ukraine. Review, documents, translations. K., 2001 (in co-author).