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Myriam Di Marco

Born in Sorengo, Switzerland, in 1987, Myriam Lucia Di Marco, an Italian-Swiss citizen, has been coordinator of the integration commissions of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Lugano, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, since 2021. She also works as a scientific assistant to Professor René Roux, Rector of the Faculty, and contributes to the Corriere del Ticinos on Israeli politics.

Myriam Di Marco completed her doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome on the subject of ‘States and monotheisms’, focusing on Western and Mediterranean models in the face of multiculturalism. She pursued a post-doctorate at the University of Haifa, Israel, where she examined aspects of Swiss federalism in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

She has taught numerous courses in the field of religious studies, including the seminar “Contemporary Judaism and Human Rights” (2012-2013, Faculty of Lugano), “Which Islam?” (2013-2014), “Secular or Religious State? Western and Middle Eastern political models and the challenge of social multiculturalism” (political philosophy seminar, 2014-2015), the intensive course “Civil religion between the West and the Middle East” (2016-2017), “Religion and Constitution. The role of religions in the constitutional history of Mediterranean countries” (political philosophy seminar, 2021-2022).

During 2022-2023, she is part of a research group entitled “Preventing discrimination and persecution. Models of inclusion of religious minorities in the Euro-Mediterranean area”, supported and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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