Tzafrir Barzilay

Tzafrir Barzilay

Email: tb2429@columbia.edu
Field: Medieval
Advisor: Adam Kosto
Year: 2010

 

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.