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Cristiana Cianitto

Cristiana Cianitto is an expert of the relations between law and religion in the United Kingdom.

She attended the Faculty of Law in the Università degli Studi di Milano, where she got her degree in 2000 and her PhD in 2005. In 2002 she got a three months grant from the European Union as a Marie Curie Fellowship to study in the University of Wales – Cardiff under the supervision of prof. C. Norman Doe. In particular she studied the Church of England and the British legal system. Since October 2007, she is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the Università degli Studi di Milano. She also teaches Anglican Canon Law in the Faculty of Theology in Lugano.

Her main fields of  investigation are Church and State relationships in UK with a particular attention to the Anglican canon law and the British legal system in relation to religious issues; hate crimes, hate speech, freedom of religion and freedom of expression in UK, USA, India and Italy.

Member of the Research group

Islam in Europe (Closed)

The project aims at studying the legal statute of the Islamic communities in the EU countries.

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