NEJS Faculty

Ilan Troen

Ilan Troen

Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies

Contact Information

(781) 736-6220
(781) 736-2295 FAX


Mandel 317

Mailing Address

Ilan Troen
Brandeis University
MS 060
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


University of Chicago, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.


Ilan Troen is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. His areas of expertise include Israel Studies – particularly Israeli social and political history, transnational history, and comparative history. His most recent courses taught include History of the State of Israel; and Conflict and Consensus in Israeli Society

Selected Publications

He has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. His  publications include Jewish Centers and Peripheries: European Jewry Between America and Israel 50 Years after World War II (1998); Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (2003); and most recently, with Maoz Azaryahu, Tel-Aviv, the First Century: Visions, Designs, Actualities (2012) and with Donna Divine, Zionism in the Twenty-First Century (2014).