Tamar Herzog is the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University, where she is also the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor in the Department of History and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Law School. A legal scholar and historian by training, her work engages with early modern European history, colonial Latin American history, imperial history, Atlantic history, and legal history. In particular, her work addresses on the relationships among Spain, Portugal, Portuguese and Spanish America, and how Iberian societies have changed due to colonialism.

She has written seven books, including A Short History of European Law: The Last Two and a Half Millennia (Harvard University Press, 2018), published three edited volumes, and authored a number of journal articles and other publications.

She previously held appointments at Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, and Universidad Complutense.

She earned an international baccalaureate from Lester B. Pearson College in Canada, a BA LLB and an MA from Hebrew University, and a DEA and PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in France.