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Susanna Mancini

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Susanna Mancini

Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2020)

Susanna Mancini is a Professor of Law and the Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Law and is also associated to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.

She earned her JD from the University of Bologna (1991) and her PhD from the European University Institute (1995).

Her work focuses on comparative constitutionalism and human rights law, law and religion, secession and self-determination, minority rights, constitutional law and gender, reproductive rights and the partnership of feminism and cultural pluralism. She has been published in leading journals including the  International Journal of Constitutional Law, the European Constitutional Law Review and the Cardozo Law Review.

She is co-editor, with Dorsen, Rosenfeld, Sajo and Baer, of a leading casebook on comparative constitutional law, Comparative Constitutionalism. Cases and Materials (West, 2016) and the editor of the forthcoming Handbook on Constitutions and Religion (Elgar, 2020). Her latest publications include The Conscience Wars (with Rosenfeld), Cambridge University Press, 2018 and Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (with Rosenfeld), Oxford University Press, 2014. She serves on the board of numerous reviews, including the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.  

Susanna Mancini has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, the Central European University (Budapest),  the University of Toulouse, the Cardozo School of Law, the Fordham School of Law and the Radzyner Law School (Interdisciplinary Center, Israel). She was recently elected as a vice-president of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law

Columbia-Cardozo Transnational Constitutionalism Seminar