Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 307
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 history; Modern social history; founding editor of the journal Israel Studies (Indiana University Press);ftransnational 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||Topics in Israeli Social and Political History|
|NEJS||285b||Conflict and Controversies in Israeli History|
Awards and Honors
Benjamin J. Shevach Memorial Award for Distinguished Achievement in Jewish Educational Leadership, from the Hebrew College (2012)
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.