Dan Tamir is a lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. He is a Research Fellow at Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University and at the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Zürich. Tamir completed his B.A. studies in Islam and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University, his M.Sc. at the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Zürich and his Ph.D. at the university’s History Department. Tamir specialises in political and environmental history. His fields of research include fascism and movements of the extreme right, the role of the environment in violent conflicts, introduction of species, peak oil and the collapse of complex societies.
Tamir has been a reporter and an editor at the foreign news desk of the daily newspaper Haaretz; he is one of the founders of the Israeli Humanities Network and serves today as one of its co-editors