Katharina M. Galor Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies

Katharina Galor is the Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University. After her licence (1988), maîtrise (1989) and diplôme d’études approfondi (1991) from the University of Aix-Marseille in France, she received her Ph.D. at Brown University (1996) and completed her post-doctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997).

Katharina Galor has taught Syro-Palestinian archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Rothberg School for Overseas Students), at the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem and at Tufts University in the US. She has excavated at a number of sites in Italy (Vigna Barberini in Rome), France (Old Jewish quarter of Cavaillon and the Byzantine church at Roquevert) and Israel (Jerusalem, Sepphoris, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Ramat Hanadiv, Tiberias and Apollonia-Arsuf).

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins to the Ottomans, Yale University Press (2013) (with H. Bleodhorn).

Qumran. The Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Archaeological Interpretations and Debates. Proceedings of the Conference held at Brown University November 17-19, 2002, (eds.) K. Galor, J.-B. Humbert, and J. Zangenberg, Brill (2006).

Crossing the Rift: Resources, Routes, Settlement Patterns and Interaction in the Wadi Arabah, Proceedings of the Conference held at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2003, (eds.) P. Bienkowski and K. Galor, in Levant Supplementary Series 3, Eisenbrauns (2006).

From Antioch to Alexandria. Studies in Domestic Architecture during the Roman and Byzantine Periods, (eds.) Galor, K. and Waliszewski, T., in Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean (2007).

Jerusalem in Perspective: 150 Years of Archaeological Research. Proceedings of the Conference held at Brown University November 12-14, 2006, (eds.) K. Galor and G. Avni, Eisenbrauns (2011).



research overview

Katharina Galor is an art historian and archaeologist specializing in the region of Israel-Palestine from antiquity to the present.

research statement

Katharina Galor specializes in Mediterranean and Near Eastern art and archaeology, with a specific focus on Israel-Palestine. She has published on civic and sacred art and architecture with a theoretical interest in religious and ritual practice, ethnicity and gender. She is particularly concerned with interactions and differences between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Her recent projects focus on cultural heritage and religiopolitics in contemporary Jerusalem.

funded research

2008 NSF Grant,Promoting Paradigm Shifts in Archaeology ($2.7 million)

2012 NSF Extension Grant ($150000)