Queens College, CUNY
Primo Levi Fellowship
Primo Levi Fellowship

Research Topic

Jewish Print Culture in 18th Century Livorno

Families Without Borders: Western Sephardi Mobility and Early Modernity


Francesca Bregoli is Assistant Professor of History at Queens College/CUNY. She also holds the Joseph and Oro Halegua Chair in Greek and Sephardic Jewish Studies. Her first book, Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform, is forthcoming in 2014 with Stanford University Press.



Studying all facets of the Jewish book—treating it as a historical agent in Jewish culture and as a medium of exchange within the larger cultures in which Jews have lived.