Cristiana Facchini is an Associate Professor at the University of Bologna and Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of the University of Erfurt. She has studied in Bologna and specialized in Oxford and Jerusalem. She earned her PhD in Jewish Studies at University of Turin. She has been awarded many fellowship and grants, while pursuing her research in Paris, Budapest, New York and Berlin. She extensively wrote on history and theories of religions, with special regards both to Christianity and Judaism. In Bologna she has taught a wide range of courses, such as Theories of Religions, Comparative Religions, History of Judaism, Jewish Studies, Biblical Hebrew, Modern History, and History of Western Christianity. In 2015 she was one of the keynote speakers of the XXI IAHR World Congress. In 2018 she received the Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Full Professor in Early Modern History (11/A2) and History of Christianity & Religious Studies (11/A4).