• J.D. (Law School, University of Bologna, 1991, magna
• LLM (University of Florence, 1992)
• PhD (Department of Law, European University
Institute, Florence, 1995)
Susanna Mancini is a Professor of Law at the University of
Bologna School of Law. She is also an adjunct professor at the Paul
H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins
University. She has lectured at many universities, including
Columbia, Yale and Oxford, and participated in conferences and
seminars around the world. She was a Braudel Senior Fellow at the
European University Institute, a visiting professor at the Radyzner
School of Law of the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center, Israel). and
she is a recurrent visiting professor at the Central European
University (Budapest) and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
in New York City. Professor Mancini is a member of the Executive
Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law,
and a project leader of the Center for Constitutional Studies and
Democratic Development, a program that provides research and
training for individuals and groups from countries undergoing the
process of democratic transition in Central and South Eastern
Europe, as well as North Africa.
European Union Law
Multiculturalism and the Human Rights of Women
International Human Rights
Transnational Constitutional Identity
Professor Mancini has written widely on comparative
constitutional law, and specifically on law and religion,
multiculturalism, minority rights, citizenship, reproductive rights
and gender and the law. Her publications include three monographs
and over 50 articles and chapters in edited books. She has
published in the International Journal of Constitutional
Law, the European Constitutional Law Review and
“The Tempting of Europe, the Seduction of the Cross,
”Constitutionalism and Secularism in an Age of Religious
Revival (Susanna Mancini & Michel Rosenfeld eds.,
Oxford University Press 2012) .
"Secession and Self Determination," Oxford Handbook of
Comparative Constitutionalism (Michel Rosenfeld & Andras
Sajo eds., Oxford University Press, 2012).
”From the Struggle for Suffrage to the Construction of a
Fragile Gender Citizenship: Italy 1946-2009, ” Women's Suffrage
in Europe (R. Rubio-Marin, B. Rodriguez-Ruiz eds., Brill,
Leiden and Boston, 2012).
"Patriarchy as the Exclusive Domain of the Other. The Veil
Controversy, False Projection and Cultural Racism,"
International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2, 2012.
"Unveiling the Limits of Tolerance. Comparing the Treatment of
Majority and Minority Religious Symbols in the Public Sphere" (with
Michel Rosenfeld), Law, State and Religion in the New
Europe, (Lorenzo Zucca & Camil Ungureanu eds.,
Cambridge University Press, 2012)
“To Be or Not To Be Jewish: The UK Supreme Court Answers
The Question,” European Constitutional Law Review,
”The Crucifix Rage: Supra-National Constitutionalism Bumps
Against the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty,” European
Constitutional Law Review, 1/ 2010.
“The judge as Moral Arbiter? The Case of Abortion,”
(with Michel Rosenfeld), Constitutional Topography: Values
and Constitutions, (Andras Sajo & Renata Uitz eds.
.Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, 2010).
“Europe: Liberty for All?” (with Michel
Rosenfeld) Saisphere, 2009.
“The Power of Symbols and Symbols as Power. Secularism and
Religion as Guarantors of Cultural Convergence,” Cardozo Law
Review, 30:6, 2009.
“Rethinking the Boundaries of Democratic Secession:
Liberalism, Nationalism, and the Right of Minorities to
Self-Determination,” International Journal of Constitutional
Law, Special Fifth Anniversary Symposium Issue,
”Language rights as Cultural Rights: A European
Perspective,” (with Bruno De Witte) (Cultural Human
Rights, (Martin Scheinin & Francesco
Francioni eds., Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2008).