Omer Michaelis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte and a Polonsky Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Previously, he has been a fellow at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. He completed his PhD dissertation at Tel Aviv University.
Omer specializes in medieval Jewish thought and philosophy in the Islamicate world. He focuses on the production and integration of the new in medieval Judaism, particularly in the areas of Jewish philosophy, theology and Kabbalah. His current research centers on the ideas and practices operative in the birth of individual authorship in different genres of Medieval Jewish writing.