Arcapita Visiting Professor
Salim Tamari is Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine. He is also the director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies and adjunct professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Tamari studied at Birzeit College before receiving a B.A. in politics from Drew University in New Jersey, United States. He later received an M.A. in sociology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Manchester. Tamari has been a visiting fellow at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley, New York University, Cornell University, University of Chicago and Harvard University. His publications include: The Mountain Against the Sea (University of California Press, 2008), Biography and Social History of Bilad al Sham (edited with I. Nassar,2007, Beirut IPS), Pilgrims, Lepers, and Stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem’s Cultural History (edited, with I. Nassar, IJS, 2005).