Senior Lecturer in American Law and Associate Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies (CALS)
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Dr. Ilaria Di Gioia is an academic with expertise in the American Constitution, American federalism and intergovernmental relations.
She is the Inaugural Philip Davies Fellow of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and she is affiliated to the Centre for Constitutional Design at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU).
Her research currently focuses on local government and is aimed at exploring solutions to intergovernmental conflicts at federal and state level. She uses mixed research methods from political science and law to study constitutional change. She has published and disseminated her research at international conferences in Europe, the United States and South America. She is editor of the British Journal of American Legal Studies.
She studied Public Administration at Sapienza University in Rome, followed by a PhD in American Constitutional Law at Birmingham City University. She previously worked at the United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy and at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Besides academia, Dr. Di Gioia devotes her free time to public service in her capacity of Honorary Vice Consul for Italy in Birmingham. In this role, she represents the Italian government and assists over 10,000 Italians in the Midlands. For merits on this position, she has been appointed ‘Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia’.