Liliya Berezhnaya completed her doctoral studies at CEU in 2004. She worked for Pasts Inc. Center for Historical Studies at CEU, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich for two years. Since 2009 she has been directing the project "Religion and Politics" in the Cluster of Excellency at the University of Münster within her habilitation track. Parallel to that she teaches East European history in the History Department at the University of Münster. According to Berezhnaya, "the CEU experience is attractive for those who are ready to update their knowledge gained at local academic schools in an international institution; to get to know the brightest spectrum of new methodologies and approaches. In fact, CEU is a post-graduate and Advanced Studies school, which is a perfect spring-board for further academic career.