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Cristiana Facchini

Full Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/07 History of Christianity and of Churches

Short Bio

Cristiana Facchini is Full Professor of History of Christianity and Religious Studies. She has studied in Bologna and specialised in Oxford, Jerusalem, and Paris. She earned her PhD in Jewish Studies at University of Turin. She extensively wrote on history and theories of religions, with special regards both to Christianity and Judaism. In 2015 she was one of the keynote speakers of the XXI IAHR (International Association for the History of Religions) World Congress held in Erfurt.

She is now working at three research projects, two financed by the DFG (2019-21 and 2023) and one by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (2019-2022); she is the scientific supervisor of a research project funded by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe (2020-22); she will be a member of the research project financed by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (2022-23).

She is the Editor-in-Chief of Quest - Issues in Contemporary Jewish History and the one of the Editors of Annali di storia dell'esegesi. She is a member of the Doctoral School in Global Histories, Cultures, and Politics and Department Deputy for Internationalization.


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