Tamar Herzig (1975) is Associate Professor of History and Director (since October 2014) of the Morris E. Curiel Institute at Tel Aviv University, specializing in early modern European religious and gender history. She currently also serves as the Renaissance Society of America’s Discipline Representative for Religion and as a member of the editorial board of Renaissance Quarterly. Her research interests include the evolution of religious reform movement, heretical currents, and demonological notions from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, and her publications have explored the configuration of witchcraft, mystical sanctity and heterodoxy.
She has been the recipient of a George L. Mosse Fellowship, Hanadiv Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yigal Alon Fellowship for Outstanding Junior Faculty, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and an Israel Science Foundation research grant. In 2012, she was elected member of the opening group of the Young Academy of Israel (founded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities), and also became member of the humanities and social sciences committee of the Bialik Institute Publishing House. In 2013-2014, she was Jean-François Malle Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.