Advisor: Adam Kosto
Tzafrir Barzilay is a doctoral student in Medieval History who focuses
on social, cultural and religious history in Europe during the 13th to
15th centuries. He is interested in the development of the common
perceptions of Jews and Christians, and their change throughout the
14th century crisis. In 2012, he received an M.A. from Columbia
University, following the completion of a master’s thesis on well
poisoning accusations made against Jews and Lepers in France in 1321.
Barzilay began his studies with a B.A. in History and General
Humanities in 2008. In 2010, he completed an M.A. in Medieval History
at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. There, he wrote a master's
thesis focused on perceptions of the Black Death in Aragon according
to Jewish sources.