Costanza Hermanin is Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Affairs of John Cabot University in Rome. She has been teaching for over ten years in various universities across Europe: Sciences-Po Paris, the College of Europe in Bruges, and LUISS Rome. Costanza got her Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence and was then awarded a Fulbright Postdoc Scholarship that she spent partly at Columbia Law School and and partly at UC Berkeley.
She has authored and edited academic publications (among them, Fighting Discrimination in Europe
, Routledge, 2012) as well as policy papers. She is among the founding members of Berkeley’s comparative anti-discrimination policy study group, a network of more than 500 scholars and practitioners from all over the world. Her research focuses on the European Union’s decision-making and policy, especially in the areas of justice and home affairs, on migration in Europe and Italy, and equality law. At John Cabot, she teaches classes on comparative politics, nationalism ethnicity and integration, and gender issues.
During her career she also worked in the cabinet of Italy’s Minister of Justice (2016-2018). Previously, she was a Senior Analyst at the European Policy Institute of the Open Society Foundations in Brussels and held positions within the European Commission, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced studies.
In 2012 she got, with Pierpaolo Settembri, the Pademia award for outstanding teaching on parliamentary democracy in Europe. She is a member of the European Commission Against Racism and Xenophobia of the Council of Europe for Italy.
List of Publications
C. Hermanin and G. Serughetti, forthcoming, ‘The #MeToo Movement in Italy: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?’ in A. Noel and D. Oppenheimer The Globalization of the #MeToo Movement
C. Hermanin, 2019 ‘Immigration in Italy between two Elections. Myths and Reality’ Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
C. Hermanin, 2017, ‘Immigration in Italy: Problems and Perspectives’ Istituto Affari Internazionali working paper series http://www.iai.it/it/pubblicazioni/immigration-policy-italy available also in German: “Einwanderungspolitik in Italien: Probleme und Perspektiven”, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Italien http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/rom/13987.pdf
C. Hermanin, 2016 , ‘Whither Judicial Europeanization? The Case of the Race Equality Directive’, in B. De Witte et al., National Courts and EU Law, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
C. Hermanin and A. Atanasova (eds.) 2014, Ethnic Origin and Disability Data Collection in Europe: Measuring Inequality—Combating Discrimination, Open Society Foundations Policy Report, Brussels-New York
C. Hermanin, M. Möschel, and M. Grigolo (eds.) 2012, Fighting Discrimination in Europe: the Case for a Race- Conscious Approach, Basingstoke: Routledge
C. Hermanin and J. Squires 2012, ‘The Big Three: the UK, France and Italy”, in A. Krizsán, H. Skeje and J. Squires, Institutionalizing Intersectionality, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
P. Ponzano, C. Hermanin, and D. Corona 2012, ‘The Power of Initiative of the European Commission: A Progressive Erosion?’, Study and Research, No 89, Paris: Notre Europe
J. A. Goldston and C. Hermanin 2011, ‘Corti europee e cause pilota: una finestra d’opportunità per combattere la discriminazione dei Rom in Italia?, in P. Bonetti, A. Vitale e A. Simoni, La condizione giuridica dei Roma e Sinti in Italia, Milano: Giuffré, 303-320
C. Hermanin 2011, ‘Counts” on the Italian Roma: an Incautious Ethnic Census?’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 10:34, 1731-1750
M. Grigolo, C. Hermanin and M. Möschel 2011, ‘How Does and Should Race Count to Fight Discrimination in Europe?’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 10:34, 1635-1647
C. Hermanin and C. Hanretty 2010, ‘Nominalization as Racialization in the Italian Press’, Bulletin of Italian Politics, 2:2, 75-94
C. Hermanin 2009, ‘Le istituzioni contro la discriminazione razziale’, Lavoro e diritto, 23:4, 641-65