Prof. Troen is the Lopin Professor of Modern History, emeritus,  and  a Founding and Director of the Kreitman Foundation Fellowships at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
He is the founding Editor of Israel Studies, a Ben-Gurion Research  Institute publication
and published three times a year by Indiana University Press.
Prof. Troen served as director of the Ben-Gurion Intitute from 1983 to 1987 and remains closely associated with the institute.


Recent Publications


co-authored with J. Lassner, Jews and Arabs in Muslim Lands: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007

Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2004.

Co-editor with D.Dash-Moore, Divergent Centers: Shaping Jewish Cultures in Israel and America, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2001.


“Settlement and State in Eretz Israel," The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies, Martin Goodman, David Sorkin and Jeremy Cohen, (eds.), (Oxford University Press, 2002)

"Frontier Myths and Their Applications in America and Israel; A Trans-national Perspective", for a special issue of the American History on American History in Trans-national Perspective, December 1999, 1209-1230.

Research Interests

Israeli Social History

Contemporary Jewish Diaspora

Comparative and Transnational History


Other Academic Activities

Professor Troen is also the Stoll Professor of Israel Studies at Brandeis University (USA), Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and Director of the Brandeis Summer Institute for Israel Studies, a program that prepares academic to teach Israel Studies at universities in North America, Europe, Australia, and South America.  He is also a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.