Francesca Cadeddu is Research Fellow at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and at the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII in Bologna. She is affiliated to the Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths University of London and serves as Secretary General of the European Academy of Religion. She is Associate Editor for Brill Research Perspectives series in Religion and Politics and member of the Editorial Board of the journal USAbroad.
She holds a Ph.D. in Political doctrines from the University of Bologna, where she defended her dissertation “Democracy and Catholicism in the United States. Religious Freedom and the Thought of John Courtney Murray”. She now works on religious pluralism and religious literacy in Italy and Europe. Among her recent publications in English: she recently edited with Alberto Melloni the book Religious Literacy, Law and History: Perspectives on European Pluralist Societies (Routledge, 2018), which includes her essay on Secularism and religious literacy.