- Associate Professor, History
- Director, Center for Jewish Studies
- Early modern Jewish history; early modern Italy; European cultural history (17th-18th centuries)
- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
- Queens College
Francesca Bregoli is Associate Professor at Queens College and The Graduate Center. Her research focuses on early modern Italian and Sephardic Jewish history. She is the author of "Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform" (Stanford University Press, 2014; National Jewish Book Award finalist in the categories of Sephardic Culture and Writing Based on Archival Material) and co-editor of "Connecting Histories: Jews and Their Others in Early Modern Europe" (Penn Press, 2019) and "Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries: Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean" (Palgrave, 2018). Her current project, influenced by the history of the family and the history of emotions, looks at the creation and preservation of affective and business ties in transregional Jewish merchant families, and at overlaps between family, commerce, and Judaism. Francesca currently serves as director of the Center for Jewish Studies at The Graduate Center.
Co-editor: Connecting Histories: Jews and Their Others in Early Modern Europe (Penn Press, 2019).
Co-editor: Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries: Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean (New York, 2018)
Author: Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform (Stanford, 2014)
Co-editor: Jewish History 24 (2010): Tradition and Transformation in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Jewish Integration in Comparative Perspective
Translator: El'azar da Worms, Il segreto dell'Opera della Creazione (Genoa, 2002)
- Queens College