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, Tiberias and Apollonia-Arsuf).