Eva Illouz is a professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. She was the first woman president of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Eva Illouz was born in Fes, Morocco, and moved to France at the age of ten.
She taught at Tel Aviv University until 2000. In 2004, she joined Hebrew University's Center for the Study of Rationality. She holds the Rose Isaac Chair in Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Eva Illouz is the author of 12 books and a regular contributor to Ha'aretz, Le Monde and Die Zeit.