S. Ilan Troen is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies and Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.
Before joining Brandeis, he served as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sede Boker, Israel, and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Ben-Gurion University.
He has authored or edited 11 books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies (Indiana University Press), an international journal that publishes three issues annually on behalf of Brandeis and Ben-Gurion University.
His most recent book publications include "Jewish Centers and Peripheries: European Jewry Between America and Israel 50 Years after World War II" (1998); "The Americanization of Israel" (2001), with Glenda Abramson; "Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America" (2001), with Deborah Dash-Moore; "Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement" (2003); and, with Jacob Lassner, "Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined" (2007). Forthcoming with Maoz Azaryahu is "Tel Aviv: The First Century; Visions, Designs and Actualities" 2011.