Cindy Skach is Associate Professor of Government at Harvard, and Affiliated Professor of International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. She specializes in comparative constitutionalism and legal development, particularly in Europe and Europe's former colonies. Skach is the author of Borrowing Constitutional Designs: Constitutional Law in Weimar Germany and the French Fifth Republic (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005), which was based on her award winning D.Phil Thesis; and The Constitution of Peoples (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming). Her work has also been published in

journals such as the American Journal of International Law, World Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Political Economy, and Journal of Democracy, as well as in edited volumes on constitutionalism, judicial review, and democracy. With support from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, she is currently writing a book on the 'modernization' of Islamic law and republicanism in Europe's former colonies. Concurrently, under the auspices of the Film

Study Center at Harvard, Skach is is producing "Cadi Justice," an enthographic film on Islamic law in transition. Skach's other Harvard affiliations include the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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