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Katharina Galor

Hirschfeld Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies:
Program in Judaic Studies
Phone: +1 401 9657215
Katharina_Galor@Brown.EDU

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

Biography

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 and Tiberias).

Interests

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.

Degrees

Ph.d.

Awards

1991 D.E.A. in History of Art and Archaeology magna cum laude
1991 "Ecole Française de Rome" Fellowship, Vigna Barberini in Rome
1994 Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,500)
1995 Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,500)
1996 Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ($15,000)
2001 Kress Travel Grant ($1,000)
2002 Kress Travel Grant ($1,000)
2002 Hewlett Foundation Grant to Brown University. Pluralism and Unity Program ($800)
2002 Biblical Archaeology Society ($1,200)
2002 Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities ($1,200)
2002 Brown Lectureship Fund ($5,000)
2002 Brown Hillel Foundation ($3,000)
2002 Watson Institute for International Studies ($16,000)
2002 Shelby White and Leon Levy Foundation ($3,000)
2002 Research Grant from the Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut in Berlin ($6,000)
2003 Watson Institute for International Studies ($6,000)
2003 Salomon Research Award ($9,000)
2004 Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund ($5,000)
2004 Benjamin Adelman Fund for documentary on Tiberias Excavation Project ($3,000)
2004 Hillel Foundation Fund for the Ramat Hanadiv Excavation ($5,000)
2005 RISD-Brown Institutional Collaboration Grant ($3,000)
2005 Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities ($2,000)
2006 Middle East Fund, Watson Institute for International Studies ($6,000)
2006 Humanities Research Group Grant for Jerusalem exhibition ($5,000)
2007 Humanities Research Group Extension Grant for Jerusalem exhibit ($5,000)
2008 NSF Grant,Promoting Paradigm Shifts in Archaeology ($2.7 million)
2012 RISD Professional Development Fund, for current book project ($3000)
2012 NSF Extension Grant ($150000)
2013 Middle East Studies research travel grant ($900)

Affiliations

American Institute of Archaeology

American Schools of Oriental Research

Society of Biblical Literature

Archaeological Institute of America

College Art Association

Funded Research

2005: Rhode Island School of Design-Brown University Institutional Collaboration Grant ($3,000)

2005: Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) ($2,650)

2004: Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund ($1,300)

2003: Watson Institute for International Studies ($16,000)

2003: Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards Program ($9,000)

2002: Kress Travel Grant ($4,000)

2002: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant to Brown University: Pluralism and Unity Program ($1,500)

2002: Shelby White and Leon Levy Foundation ($3,000)

2002: Biblical Archaeology Society ($2,000)

2002: RICH ($2,000)

2002: Brown Lectureship Fund ($4,800)

2002: Watson Institute for International Studies ($6,000)

2002: Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut (Berlin) Research Grant ($2,800)

2001: Kress Travel Grant ($2,200)

1996: Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ($20,000)

1995: Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,000)

1994: Joukowsky Foundation Fellowship, Brown University ($1,000)

1991: "Ecole Française de Rome" Fellowship (for the excavation of the Vigna Barberini in Rome) ($1,800)

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