|Maitre de Conférences, Université d'Haïfa
Dr. Anat Vaturi is a Junior Lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and the Interdisciplinary Unit for Polish Studies at the University of Haifa, a teaching fellow at the Department of Jewish History at the Beit Berl Academic College in Israel. She specializes in medieval and early modern Polish-Jewish history. She received her Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University and continued postdoctoral research at the Vidal Sasson International Center for the Study of Antisemitism as well as other institutions in Poland and Germany. In 2021-2022 she was a deputy director of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism. Her research interests include religious toleration and interreligious relationships, the interplay of law and religion, as well as the economic history of East-European Jews in the early modern period. She has published articles on Jewish legal status in pre-modern Poland and history of religious tolerance in Eastern Europe. For the past 9 years she has been working with prof. Zvi Eckstein and prof. Maristella Botticini on the economic aspects of Jewish history and demography in Eastern Europe. Their project is financed by the Israeli Science Foundation Grant. Together they wrote several articles including “Childcare and Human Development: Insights from Jewish History in Central and Eastern Europe, 1500–1930” published in Economic Journal in 2019. They are currently working on a book titled: THE CHOSEN MANY: HOW DEMOGRAPHY AND INSTITUTIONS SHAPED JEWISH HISTORY IN EASTERN EUROPE, 1500–1850 which will be published by Princeton University Press in 2024.