Tamar Herzog is Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs in the history department of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She previously taught at Stanford University, where she was a professor of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese history.
Herzog's work centers on the relationship between Spain, Portugal, Portuguese, and Spanish America and the ways by which Iberian societies changed as a result of their involvement in a colonial project. Having dealt with the way individuals negotiated being members of both local and kingdom communities and how immigrants became citizens, Herzog is currently writing a book manuscript on the formation of the border between Spain and Portugal in both Europe and the Americas.
Herzog received her PhD from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and since then, has conducted research in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and was recently a Guggenheim Fellow.