Since beginning her graduate studies, Tali Tadmor Shimony's research covered issues in Jewish nationalism, immigration, and other related topics.
She graduated from Hebrew University in 1996, with a dissertation on "The Question of National Identity in Jewish Socialism in the United States 1917-1924".
Her present studies examine issues of nationalism, using tools of history of education, cultural history, political sociology, collective memory, and sociology of knowledge.
Her studies focus on the means by which national identity is formed in Israel through the use of a state educational system.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2007). Guest Editor, The Teaching of the Hebrew Bible in the Israeli School, Special Issue of Jewish History, 21.2
Tadmor-Shimony, Tali. (forthcoming). “Immigrant Teachers in Israel as Newcomers and Educators (1949-1966).” In George Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1849
Tali Tadmor Shimony and Nirit Raichel (2022), To Be a Teacher, a Wife and Mother, and a Zionist Culture Creator in the Pre-State Era”, Israel Study Review vol.37.no2 (2022)
Tali Tadmor- Shimony (2021), "Rural Schools as Israeli Acculturation Agents for Immigrant Communities in the 1950s-1960s" Israel Affairs 27(2):267-283
Tali Tadmor- Shimony, 'Gender, Professional Identity, and Familial Life in the Yishuv Area: The Married Women Teachers,' Israel, (2021) 26;1-19[Hebrew]
Tali Tadmor- Shimony (2020). "Suffragist Mother Teachers: Familial & Professional Identity through the Entangled History Lens, 1918-1926", in Christine Mayer and Adelina Arredondo (ed) Gender, Power Relations and Education in a Transnational World ( London: Global Histories of Education, Palgrave Macmillan) 264-291
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2014). 'Women Immigrant Teachers and Formation of state,'
Journal of Women's History. Vol. 26 No. 3, 81–104
Nirit Raichel and Tali Tadmor- Shimony (2014). Jewish Philanthropy, Zionist Culture and the Civilizing Mission of Hebrew Education, Modern Judaism, 4:1 60-85.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2013). 'The Shaping of Landscape Identity by Israeli State Education during the 1950s-1960s', Paedagogica Historica International Journal of History of Education, 49:2, 236-252
Tali Tadmor-Shimony and Nirit Raichel (2013). 'The Hebrew Teachers as Creators of the Zionist Community in (the Land of) Israel,' Israel Studies Reviews vol 28:1.120-141
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2013). 'Yearning for Zion in Israeli Education: Creating a Common National Identity,' Journal of Jewish Identities 6:1 1-22.
Nirit Raichel and Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2012). 'Oral History in Order to Understand History of Education,' Oral History Forum 32, 51-71
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2011). 'Cultivating the Soil as an Educational Message in Israeli Schools during the 1950s and 1960s', Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 10:1, 23-42.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony and Nirit Raichel (2011). The Social Education of Immigrants: A National Socialization Agent in the New State of Israel' IJJER 3, 1-25.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2010). 'The Female Solider Teacher: Army, Education, and a New State,' Israel Affair, 16:2, 297-313.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony, (2007). 'Teaching the Bible as a Common Culture Agent' Jewish History, 22.1, 159-178
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2007). 'The Immigrant Teachers as State Agent' Dor Labor, History of Education in Israel and the Diaspora - 31, 97-116. (Hebrew)
Tali Tadmor Shimony (2006). 'The Educated Student of the National Education System and the Engineer of the Herzl's Utopia,' in Feldstein A. and Brickstone D. (eds), From Altneuland to Tel- Aviv: Deeds and Dreams, The Zionist Library, the publishing house of the W.Z, 89-97 (Hebrew)
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2005). 'Gender Socialization in National Education and the Formation of a New State: Israel as a Case Study,' History of Education 34:6, 339-356.
Tali Tadmor Shimony (2005). 'The Text Book as an Ideological Text: The Formation of the National Identity in the National School Readers and the National Religious School Readers,' in Eliezer Don Yhia (ed). Tradition and Renewal; Studies in Jewry, in Zionism and State of Israel, 467-493. (Hebrew)
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2003). 'The Pantheon of National Hero Prototypes in Educational Texts: Understanding Curriculum as a Narrative of National Heroism,' Jewish History 17: 3, 309-332.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2002). 'Golah and Diaspora in the Jewish Past: The Curriculum of Yeda Ha’am', Dor Labor, History of Education in Israel and the Diaspora, 19, 195–213. (Hebrew)
Tali Tadmor-Shimony (2001). 'Oded and Nurit do not Live Here: the Absence of the Eretz Israeli Child in the First Core Curriculum,' Eyunim Bitkumat Israel,' 11, 350 - 368. (Hebrew)