Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome, Tamar Herzog!

T HerzogWe are delighted to kick off the new year by welcoming Tamar Herzog as our guest blogger for the month of January. Professor Herzog is Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard's History department. She is also an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School. 

After attending Pearson College (a United World College in British Columbia), Professor Herzog obtained a law degree and then an MA in Latin American studies, followed by a PhD in history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is the author of seven books and many articles in several languages (including, English, Spanish, and French). Her most recent books include Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (2015) and A Short History of European Law. The Last Two and a Half Millenia (2018), both with Harvard University Press. 

Prof. Herzog's work explores legal history in Iberian, European, and imperial contexts, including the everyday workings of colonial institutions; subjecthood and citizenship; and the formation of boundaries and borders. Her research focuses on the relationship between Spain, Portugal, Portuguese and Spanish America and asks how Iberian societies changed as a result of the colonial experience. Prof. Herzog's publications reach from Europe to the Americas, and from Roman times to debates about the European Union today.