Salim Tamari is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Birzeit University. He is the editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Hawliyyat al-Quds. He has written several works on urban culture, political sociology, biography and social history, and the social history of the Eastern Mediterranean. His recent publications include The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine (University of California Press, 2017), Year of the Locust: Palestine and Syria during World War I (University of California Press, 2010), Ihsan’s War: The Intimate Life of an Ottoman Soldier (Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut, 2008), and Mountain against the Sea: Essays on Palestinian Society and Culture (University of California Press, 2008). His current research interests include Ottoman mapping and ethnicity; Planning Jerusalem in the late Ottoman and Mandate periods; Communalism, Orthodoxy, and Ottomanism; and Muhammad Kurd Ali and the Arab Enlightenment in Syria.
Tamari has served as visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley (2005, 2007, 2008); Eric Lane Fellow at University of Cambridge (2008); lecturer in Mediterranean Studies at Venice University (2002–present); and Shawwaf Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (spring 2018).