Catherine Wanner About the person Catherine Wanner is a Professor at the Pennsylvania State University with appointments in the departments of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies. She received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from Columbia University. She is the author of Burden of Dreams History and Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine (1998); Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (2007), which won four book prizes and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; co-editor of Religion, Morality and Community in Post-Soviet Societies (2008); editor of State Secularism and Lived Religion in Soviet Russia and Ukraine (2012) and editor of three collections of essays on religion and resistance during the Maidan protests. She is currently completing a book on the politics of religion, faith and belonging in Ukraine, which will appear with Cornell University Press. Research projects Her research has been supported by awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. In 2016-17 she was a visiting professor at the Institute of European Ethnology of Humboldt University and in 2019-20 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. She was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Prize from the Association for the Study of Eastern Christianity.