Dr. Wally V. Cirafesi

Lecturer in Jewish-Christian Relations

Dr. Wally V. Cirafesi is Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and in the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University. He is a scholar of Jewish and Christian antiquity, whose research spans the fields of biblical studies, classical archaeology, rabbinics, patristics, and the early history of Jewish – Christian relations. At present Dr. Cirafesi is focusing his research on the social and institutional evolution of the ancient synagogue in the Roman and Byzantine East, considering how it functioned as a site of entanglement between Jewish and Christian identities from the first to the seventh century of the Common Era.