MIKHAIL SERGEEV (b. 1960) — Ph.D. in philosophy of religion (1997, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA); adjunct professor of the history of religions, philosophy, and contemporary art at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Sergeev served as (co-)chair of the department of religion, philosophy, and theology at Wilmette Institute (2017–21). The author of more than two hundred scholarly, journalistic, and creative works, he published them in the United States, Canada, Japan, Poland, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Uzbekistan, and Russia.
Sergeev has authored and edited twelve books, including the monograph, Theory of Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity, and the Bahá’í Faith, (Brill, 2015) and his latest, Russian Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: An Anthology (Brill, 2020).