Hanna Herzog is professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University. She co-directs with Prof. Naomi Chazan the Center for Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS) at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. In 2006-2012 she was academic director of the Civil Society cluster at the Institute. She holds a PhD degree from Tel Aviv University, was head of the Department of Sociology (1999-2001) and served as the Head of the Society and Politics Program at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffo (1994-2005). Herzog is one of the founders of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University, and since 2009 she has been the head of the program. She was Editor of Israeli Sociology – A Journal for the Study of Israeli Society (2001-2005). Currently she is a member of the editorial boards of academic journals in Hebrew – Theory and Criticism, Megamot, Society and the Third Sector in Israel, and of the international boards of Gender & Society, Israel Studies Review (ISR), International Journal of Politics Culture and Society (IJPCS), and Hagar. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Boston College, and CUNY.
Herzog specializes in political sociology, political communication, and sociology of gender. She has published many articles, mainly on the politics of ethnic and racial relations, women in politics, Palestinian women citizens of Israel, and gender, religion and politics.