Eva Illouz is the author of 80 articles and book chapters, and of 10 books translated in 16 languages; the recipient of numerous International awards. Eva Illouz was a member of the Wissenshaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2007, and is a Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Directeur d'Etudes at the EHESS, Paris. She holds a Chair of Excellence, Paris Sciences Lettres.
- Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Love and the Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. 1997. Berkeley: University of California Press. (371 pp.). (Honorable mention, Best Book Award, American Sociological Association 2000).
- Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture. 2003. Columbia University Press (300 pp.) (Best Book Award, American Sociological Association, 2005)
- Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism. 2007. Polity Press, London.
- Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help. 2008. the University of California Press.
- Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation. 2012. Polity Press (Selected Book of the Week by the Times Higher Education Supplement, list of recommended books of the year of Der Spiegel and Die Zeit)
- Hard Core Romance: Explaining the Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomenon. 2014. The University of Chicago Press.
- Israel: Sociological Essays. 2015. Suhrkamp Verlag,