Elisabetta Abate obtained a PhD in Oriental Studies in 2009 from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a study on the treatises Yevamot (dealing mainly with levirate marriage) and Sotah (dealing mainly with the trial of a suspected adulteress) of the Mishnah (ca. 200 C.E., probably the earliest written document of Rabbinic Literature, and the collection of traditions the Talmuds are built on).

Her previous education centred mainly on Natural Sciences, though it also included the study of Latin classical antiquity.

Elisabetta Abate joined the Junior Research Group “Piety and Paideia” at EDRIS in May 2010.