Professor Sandra Bisciglia is a 1994 graduate of Carthage College. She received the very first Carthage Distinguished Adult Learner Award and the Carthage Religion Department's Emma Johnson Award. She worked in Roman Catholic religious education for nearly 20 years and is interested in Jewish-Christian dialogue.
Prof. Bisciglia is currently researching the native Italian Jews, known as the "Italyanim," as well as the relationship between Italian Jewish scholars and their secular and Christian counterparts in the early Modern period. She is investigating the history of Jewish communities in the city of Venice and other Adriatic coastal cities from northern to central Italy. The ancient and still extant Jewish ghettos of southern Italy are also of interest.
Her course offerings include Post-Exilic Judaism, Judaism, Jewish Bible, and Women and the Bible. She is in the process of completing a Master of Science and Doctor of Science in Jewish Studies at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. She earned her master's degree from Sacred Heart School of Theology. She joined the Carthage faculty in 2002.
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