Dr. Ilan Troen

President, Association for Israel Studies

Ilan Troen is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and has served as the founding Director of its Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Before joining Brandeis, he served as Director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sede Boqer, Israel, and as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University. He has authored or edited numerous books on American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies, an international journal that publishes three issues annually on behalf of Brandeis and Ben-Gurion University. His most recent book publications include 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); with Maoz Azaryahu, Tel Aviv at 100; Visions, Designs and Actualities (2012); and, with Rachel Fish, eds., Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century (2016). He earned a B.A. from Brandeis University, a B.J.ED from the Hebrew College (Boston), and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  He is currently president of the Association for Israel Studies.