Francesca Trivellato

Francesca Trivellato (born 1970, in Padova) is a historian, focusing on cultural, economic and social history in the early modern period. Her publications have covered Italian history, Jewish history and trade and cultural networks. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study.[1]

Trivellato received a BA in history from the University of Venice in 1995, where she worked under the supervision of Giovanni Levi. During her time as a BA student, she spent a year at the University of California Berkeley. She took a PhD in social history from Bocconi University, Milan in 1999 and a PhD in history from Brown University, Rhode Island, in 2004.[2] At Brown she worked under the supervision of Anthony Molho.

Trivellato began working at Yale University as an assistant professor in history in 2004 and in 2007[3] became a full professor. In 2012 she became the Frederick W. Hilles Professor at Yale University and in 2017 the Barton Biggs professor.[4] In December 2017, it was announced that from 1 July 2018, Trivellato would be joining the School for Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[3]

Her 2009 book, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period won the 2010 Leo Gershoy Award,[5] a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award and was long-listed for the Cundill Prize.[2]

She was awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012.[3] She has held fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Academy in Berlin and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She was a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Monash University (Melbourne) and Science Po (Paris).


  1. "Francesca Trivellato". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. "Francesca Trivellato". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. "Early Modern Historian Francesca Trivellato Appointed to the Faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. Trivellato, Francesca; Halevi, Leor; Antunes, Catia (2014). Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000–1900. Oxford University Press. p. 270. ISBN 9780199379200.
  5. "Leo Gershoy Award Recipients". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
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