Dr. Lidia Bonifati is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Baffi Centre on Economics, Finance and Regulation of Bocconi University, as well as a Teaching Assistant of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Bologna. She is also a voluntary researcher in the Government and Law Research Group in the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp. Previously, she was a Junior Researcher at the EURAC Institute for Comparative Federalism and a Trainee at the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.

Lidia holds a joint PhD in Legal Studies awarded by the University of Bologna and the University of Antwerp, and a Master's degree in International Relations. She held visiting positions at the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, the Department of Law at the European University Institute, and the EURAC Institute of Comparative Federalism.

In her doctoral thesis, she studied the legal factors determining a low, medium, or high degree of constitutional asymmetries in divided multi-tiered systems through a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) of 16 case studies.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Design for Divided Societies
  • Federalism and Asymmetries in Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Research Methodologies

Selected Publications: 

Full Publication List: repository.uantwerpen.be/acadbib/irua/22361/N

Selected Projects

  • 2022 – Comparative constitutional design for divided societies: A model to explain constitutional asymmetries.


ORCID: 0000-0001-6087-105X