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Francesca Bignami


Francesca Bignami is Professor at the George Washington University Law School.  Her research focuses on rights and democracy in the European Union and comparative public law.  She is the author of numerous articles on comparative privacy law, comparative administrative law, and rights and accountability in global governance.  She is currently working on a book-length study on the impact of globalization on traditional regulatory differences between Europe and the United States. 

Prior to joining the George Washington faculty she was Professor of Law and Director of the Center for European Studies at Duke University.  She has also taught at the Harvard Law School, the European University Institute of Florence (Academy of European Law), the Boston College Law School, the University of Rome "La Sapienza," and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, Italy. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and the Jean Monnet Center at the NYU School of Law.  Her research has been supported, among others, by the German Marshall Fund and the Fulbright Program.
Her website is http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=14593