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Susanna Mancini

Adjunct Professor of International Law


Professor Mancini is Adjunct Professor of International Law, SAIS Europe, and Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Bologna. She is interested in the intersection of law and culture, and particularly in law and religion, gender and the law, reproductive rights, multiculturalism, the multilevel protection of fundamental rights, federalism and secession. She is a Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law. Professor Manchini was Senior Fellow at the Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (January-April 2018). Professor Mancini has served as visiting professor at Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Fordham School of Law (NYC), the University of Toulouse, the Central European University, the Interdisciplinary Center (Israel); also a Floersheimer distinguished fellow and visiting professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute; a lecturer at several universities including Yale, Oxford, Columbia, Toronto, Montreal, University College London, and Queen Mary University of London; a member of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development. PhD, European University Institute and a JD from the Bologna School of Law.

Publications: Her publications include: The Conscience Wars: Rethinking the Balance between Religion, Identity and Equality, with M. Rosenfeld (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Dorsen Rosenfeld, Sajo, Baer and Mancini Comparative Constitutionalism Cases and Materials (2016); Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival, co-edited (2014); "European Law and the Veil: Muslim Women from Victims to Emblems of the Enemy," in Religious Literacy, Law and History (2019); "Transatlantic conversations: the emergence of society-protective anti-abortion arguments in the United States, Europe and Russia," co-authored, in The Conscience Wars (2018); "Global Religion in a Post-Westphalia World," in Handbook on Global Constitutionalism (2017); "Secession and Self-Determination," in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (2012); "Patriarchy as the Exclusive Domain of the Other: The Veil Controversy, False Projection and Cultural Racism," in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2012); "The Crucifix Rage: Supra-National Constitutionalism Bumps Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty," in European Constitutional Law Review (2010); "To Be or Not To Be Jewish: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Answers The Question," in European Constitutional Law Review (2010); "The Judge as Moral Arbiter? The Case of Abortion," co-author, in Constitutional Topography: Constitutions and Values (2010); "The Power of Symbols and Symbols as Power: Secularism and Religion as Guarantors of Cultural Convergence," in Cardozo Law Review (2009); "Rethinking the Boundaries of Democratic Secession: Liberalism, Nationalism and the Right of Minorities to Self-Determination," in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2008).




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