Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 317
Departments/ProgramsNear Eastern and Judaic Studies
DegreesUniversity of Chicago, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.
ExpertiseIsrael studies particularly Israeli social and political history; Modern social history; founding editor of the journal Israel Studies (Indiana University Press); transnational history comparative history.
ProfileContinue to develop courses in Israel Studies from undergraduate to graduate level; introduced new USEM entitled "Divergent Jewish Centers; America and Israel" within context of comparative history indicated above; continue to expand teaching of faculty across country and from abroad through the Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies that now conducts workshops outside the "summer"; with publication of "Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined,
" I am engaged in new research on how different peoples claim land, a study that focuses on Israel but in a comparative perspective
|NEJS||145a||History of the State of Israel|
|NEJS||185a||Conflict and Consensus in Israeli Society; Topics in Israeli Social History|
|NEJS||285b||Conflict and Controversies in Israeli History|
Awards and Honors
Vice-President of the Association for Israel Studies (2013)
Benjamin J. Shevach Memorial Award for Distinguished Achievement in Jewish Educational Leadership, from the Hebrew College (2012)
Troen, Ilan. "Scenarios of the Future: Continuity and Change in a Century of Negotiating Imagination with Reality." Israel: New Insights and Scholarship. 2016 ed. Ed. Frederick Greenspahn2016. New York: New York University Press, 2016. 25. (forthcoming)
Troen, Ilan, ed. Israel Studies. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press,, 19:1, 19:2, 19:3 2015.
Troen, Ilan. "The Campaign to Boycott Israeli Universities; Historical and Ideological sources." The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel. Ed. Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm. Chicago: Wayne State University and MLA Members for Scholars' Rights, 2015. 15.
Troen, Ilan. "The Israeli-Palestinian Relationship in Higher Education: Evidence from the field." The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel. Ed. Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm. Chicago: Wayne State University and MLA Members for Scholars' Rights, 2015. 9.
Troen, Ilan/Rabineau, Shay. "Competing Concepts of Land in Eretz Israel." Israel Studies 19. 2 (2015): 25.
Troen, S. ILAN. "Multiple Modernities: A View from Jerusalem." Society 31. 2 (2014): 7.
Troen, S. Ilan Troen and Shay Rabineau. "Competing Concepts of Land in Eretz Israel." Israel Studies 19. 2 (2014): 25.
Troen, S. Ilan, ed. Zionism in the Twenty-First Century. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 19:2 2014.
Troen, S. Ilan. "Israeli Views of the Land of Israel/Palestine." Israel Studies 18. 2 (2014): 15.
Troen, S. Ilan. “Iytzuv Ha-hityashvut Ha-Tzionit; Dimyon ve-Tichnun Vi-Mivchan ha-Mitziyut. Kiryat Sde Boker: Ben-Gurion University Press, 2013.
Troen, Ilan and Maoz Azaryahu., ed. Tel-Aviv: The First Century; Visions, Designs and Actualities. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Troen, Ilan.. "Tel-Aviv Imagined and Realized; An Introductory Essay." Tel-Aviv: The First Century; Visions, Designs and Actualities. Ed. Troen, Ilan and Maoz Azaryahu. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2012. 25.
Rhona D. Seidelman, S. Ilan Troen, Shifra Shvarts,. "Healing" the bodies and souls of immigrant children: The Ringworm and Trachoma Institute, Sha'ar ha-Aliyah, 1952-1960." Journal of Israeli History 29. 2 (2011): 191-211.
Troen, Ilan., ed. Israel Studies. Indiana University Press, 16:1, 16:2, 16:3, 17:1 2011.
Troen, Ilan.. "Accommodation with the Arabs of Palestine." Journal of Sino-Western Communications, Special Issue on Jewish and Israel Studies in China 2. Spring (2011): 175-90.
Troen, Ilan.. "Development Towns in Israel." Development Towns. Ed. Zvi Zameret, Aviva Halamish, Ester Meir-Glitzenshteyn. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2010. 19 - 37.
Troen, Ilan.. "Israel Studies." Israel Studies 15. 3 issues annually (2010): 600 pages.
Troen, Selwyn K. and Jacob Lassner (co-authors). Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined. Lanham and New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.
Troen, Selwyn K.. "De-Judaizing the Homeland: Academic politics in rewriting the history of Palestine." Israel Affairs 13. 4 (2007): 872-884.
Troen, Selwyn K.. Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement. Yale University Press, 2003.
Troen, Selwyn K., Moore, D.D.. Divergent Jewish Cultures: America and Israel. Yale University Press, 2001.
Troen, Selwyn K., ed. Jewish Centers and Peripheries; Europe between Aemrica and Israel Fifthy Years After World War II. Transaction: New Brunswick and London, 1999.
Troen, Selwyn K. and Noah Lucas, ed. Israel: The First Decade of Independence. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.
Troen, S. Ilan and Klaus Bade, ed. Zuwanderung und Eingliederung von Deutschen und Juden aus der fruheren Sowjetunion in Deutschland und Israel. Bonn: Bundeszentrale dur politische Bildung, 1993.
Troen, Selwyn K. and Moshe Shemesh, ed. The Suez-Sinai Crisis 1956; Retrospective and Reappraisal. London and New York: Frank Cass and Columbia University Press, 1990.
Troen, Selwyn K. and Benjamin Pinkus, ed. Organizing Rescue: National Jewish Solidarity in the Modern Period. London: Frank Cass, 1988.
Troen, Selwyn K. and Glenn Holt, S. Thernstrom and T. Hareven. St. Louis. New York: Franklin Watts - New Viewpoints, 1977.
Troen, Selwyn K.. The Public and the Schools: Shaping the Saint Louis System 1838-1920. University of Missouri Press, 1975.