professor Latteri

Natalie Latteri

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Natalie E. Latteri earned her PhD in History from the University of New Mexico. She teaches Jewish-Christian Relations at USF in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. Latteri is a Fellow of the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Foundation (2016-17) and the American Academy for Jewish Research (2015), among others. Her research interests include interfaith (Jewish-Christian) relations, messianism and apocalypticism, Christian apocrypha, polemic, haunting and possession, and sexuality and gender in religious writings.


  • Interfaith relations in medieval Europe Apocalypticism and Messianism Medieval polemic


  • PhD, University of New Mexico
  • MA, Purdue University
  • BA, University of California, Davis

Selected Publications

  • Book Chapters: “Jewish Messianism in the Middle Ages,” in Prognostication in the Middle Ages, ed. Klaus Herbers, Hans-Christian Lehner, and Matthias Heiduk (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming).
  • “Jewish Apocalypticism: An Historiography,” in A Companion to the Apocalypse, ed. Michael A. Ryan (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 66-101.
  • Refereed Journal Articles: “Dialogue on Disaster: Antichrists in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses and Their Medieval Recensions,” Quidditas 38 (2017): 61-82.
  • “On Saints, Sinners, and Sex in the Apocalypse of Saint John and the Sefer Zerubbabel,” Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal (2016): 1-34.
  • “Playing the Whore: Illicit Union and the Biblical Typology of Promiscuity in the Toledot Yeshu Tradition,” Shofar 33:2 (2015): 87-102.
  • Conference Proceedings: “Infancy Stories of Jesus: Apocrypha and Toledot Yeshu in Medieval Europe,” University of San Francisco Lane Center Speaker Series (forthcoming).
  • Book Reviews: Review of Tzahi Weiss, Sefer Yesirah and Its Contexts: Other Jewish Voices. Journal of Medieval Worlds (forthcoming).