Tamara Griggs is a research scholar at Harvard's Humanities Center and a lecturer in History and Literature. She received a Ph.D in History from Princeton University. She has taught at Stanford University, the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. At Harvard, she teaches a seminar on early modern Europe and colonial America and a sophomore tutorial on medieval and early modern Europe. She also supervises History and Literature theses on a variety of topics in early modern European history. Past topics include the plague writings of the Elizabethan pamphleteer, Thomas Dekker; a literary study of the sixteenth-century Bomarzo gardens; slavery and rebellion in seventeenth-century England and Barbados; and a study of Lucrezia Marinella's Venetian epic, Enrico (1635).
Tamara Griggs has published articles on eighteenth-century antiquarianism and historiography. She is currently writing a book about world histories in early modern Europe (1650 - 1815).