Dr Ilaria Di Gioia
Lecturer in American Law and Associate Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies (CALS)
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Dr. Ilaria Di Gioia is a Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies at Birmingham City University, UK.
She leads the School of Law’s modules in American Constitutional Law and teaches on the American Legal Practice module which prepares students to be interns in the United States.
Her research focuses on American federalism. In particular, she is interested in the role of the courts in setting the balance between central and local government and, more widely, the various ways in which constitutional law interacts with the political process. She is a cross-disciplinary academic and uses mixed research methods from political science and law to study constitutional change.
She is editor of the British Journal of American Legal Studies.
During the academic year 2019-20, she is the module leader for:
- The Individual and the US Constitution
- Federalism and the US Constitution
and is part of the teaching team for:
- American Legal Practice
- America and International Legal Issues
She has published and presented research in the U.S. and Europe on the federal aspects of the Affordable Care Act and the sanctuary cities phenomenon.
Besides academia, Dr. Di Gioia devotes her free time to public service in her capacity of Honorary Vice-Consul for Italy in Birmingham, UK.