Ionut Untea teaches at the University of La Rochelle (France) and at ISTOM, Cergy-Paris. He studied Theology, Political Philosophy, and Anglophone Studies in Romania and France, and obtained his PhD in Religions and Systems of Thought at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris. He is interested in early modern, modern and contemporary political and theological thought, the dynamics between politics and religion, tolerance, and the many layers of identity. At the time of writing, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Foundation for Intercultural and Interreligious Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) at the University of Geneva, working on a project entitled «The Golden Rule and the Ethics of Trust for a Globalizing World in Judaism, Christianity and Islam». He has published various papers and articles in English, French and Romanian.