Cristiana Facchini is Associate Professor at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage. She works at the Department of History, Culture, Civilizations, where she is also the coordinator of the MA Program in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology.
She has studied in Bologna and specialized in Oxford and Jerusalem. She earned her PhD in Jewish Studies at University of Turin. She pursued her research in Jerusalem, Paris, Cincinnati and Budapest. She has been visiting Professor at the University of Bielefeld and Dorset Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies where she is Associate of the Sub-Faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, in Oxford. During the year 2014-2015, she will be Fellow of the Max Weber Kolleg at the University of Erfurt.
Cristiana Facchini teaches History and Theories of Religions, History of Judaism and History of Western Christianity. Her scholarly research focuses on a wide range of topics such as history of Judaism, especially on Early Modern and Modern period, Early Modern religious history,Wissenschaft des Judentums, Early Modern and Modern Christian history, Liberal Judaism, Secularization, History of Christian Antisemitism, History and Theories of Religions.