Department of Religion and Classics

Michela Andreatta

Senior Lecturer in Hebrew
PhD, University of Turin, Italy, 2003

420 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 275-7465
Fax: (585) 276-1230

Office Hours: By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Michela Andreatta joined the Department of Religion and Classics as lecturer in Hebrew in 2011.  She teaches courses in modern and biblical Hebrew, besides classes in Hebrew literature and Jewish history. Dr. Andreatta completed her PhD at the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Turin in Italy with a dissertation on Latin translations of Hebrew philosophical works in the Renaissance. A specialist of the intellectual and literary history of Italian Jewry in the early modern period, she has lived, studied and conducted research in Israel for several years.

Dr. Andreatta has been the recipient of several post-doctoral research fellowships and grants from academic institutions in Europe, Israel, and the United States, among them University of Oxford, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to University of Rochester she has taught at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Research Interests

Literary and intellectual history of Italian Jews from the medieval to the early modern period; Italian Hebrew poetry, particularly devotional and elegiac; Christian Hebraists of Renaissance Italy; Venetian Jewry

Selected Publications


Book Chapters

Articles in Journals and Conference Proceedings

Encyclopedia Articles