Renáta Uitz started teaching comparative constitutional law at CEU in 2001 and became a professor of law in 2009. Her major research interests lie in transition to and from constitutional democracy, the protection of individual autonomy and religious liberty. Her current work focuses on illiberal constitutional practices and the normalization of illiberal constitutionalism around the world.
She is a co-PI in the Jean Monnet Network BRIDGE where she studies the trajectories and effects of the EU's rule of law crisis, and a co-PI in the multidisciplinary research network investigating the origins and iterations of illiberal constitutionalism in East Central Europe, funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung (2021-25).
Her most recent book publication is the Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, co-edited with András Sajó and Stephen Holmes (2021). Her other books include The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism (OUP 2017) and the co-edited volume Critical Essays on Human Rights Criticism (Eleven 2020).
Previously she served as chair (director) of the Comparative Constitutional Law program (2007-20), as the founding co-director of the Clinical Specialization (with Károly Bárd) and as head of the Department of Legal Studies (2012-15, 2018-20).