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Renata Uitz

Senior Research Fellow

Renáta Uitz is professor of comparative constitutional law at the Department of Legal Studies and co-director of the CEU Democracy Institute. Her major research interests lie in transition to and from democracy, the protection of individual autonomy and religious liberty. Her current work focuses on illiberal constitutional practices and the normalization of illiberal constitutionalism.

She is a co-PI in theJean Monnet Network BRIDGE. As a co-PI in the multidisciplinary research network investigating theorigins and iterations of illiberal constitutionalism in East Central Europe, funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung (2021-25), her work traces the emergence of illiberal Christian democracy.

Her book publications includeRoutledge Handbook of Illiberalism(co-edited with András Sajó and Stephen Holmes (Routledge 2021)) andThe Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism(OUP 2017).