• J.D. (Law School, University of Bologna, 1991, magna
• LLM (University of Florence, 1992)
• PhD (Department of Law, European University
Institute, Florence, 1995)
Professor Susanna Mancini holds the Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Bologna School of Law. She is also affiliated to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, and she is a recurrent visiting professor at the Central European University (Budapest/Vienna) and the Cardozo School of Law (New York City). She has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, at the Fordham School of Law (New York City), at the Toulouse School of Law (France) and at the Radyzner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (Israel), and has been a Senior Scholar at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (2018), as well as a Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute. Professor Mancini is a vice-president of the International Association of Constitutional Law and she served as the chair of the program committee for the World Congress of Constitutional Law (Oslo, 2014).
European Union Law
Gender and the Law
Religion in Comparative Constitutional 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, federalism and secession, citizenship, reproductive rights, and gender and the law. She is a co-author of the Dorsen, Rosenfeld, Sajo, Baer and Mancini Comparative Constitutionalism. Cases and Materials (West, 2016). Her latest books are Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (Oxford University Press, 2014), and The Conscience Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2017), both co-edited with Michel Rosenfeld. She is presently working on an edited volume, Constitutions and Religion (Research Handbooks in Comparative Constitutional Law, Elgar Publishing).
Selected Publications (accessible on SSRN)
"Transatlantic Conversations The Emergence of Society-Protective Antiabortion Arguments in the United States, Europe, and Russia" (with Kristina Stoeckl), The Conscience Wars. Rethinking the Balance between Religion, Identity, and Equality (S. Mancini & M. Rosenfeld eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2018.
"Global Religion in a Post-Westphalia World", Handbook on Global Constitutionalism (A. Lang & A. Wiener eds.) (Elgar Publishing 2017).
Dorsen, Rosenfeld, Sajo, Baer, and Mancini's Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials, 3d(West, 2016).
Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious
Revival (with M. Rosenfeld), Oxford University Press,
“The Tempting of Europe, the Political Seduction of the
Cross. A Schmittian Reading of Christianity and Islam in European
Constitutionalism", Constitutional Secularism in an Age of
Religious Revival (Susanna Mancini & Michel
Rosenfeld eds., Oxford University Press 2014) .
"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).