Mihaela Timuş took her BA and MA in Philosophy of Culture from the University of Bucharest in 2000. In 2009, she obtained her PhD in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology form EPHE, France. Between 2006-2012, she accomplished various projects at EPHE, Romanian Academy, and New Europe College. Since 2008, she has been a co-founding member of the Institute for the History of Religions, Romania. Also since 2016, she has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Iranian Studies, Free University and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.