Prof. Derek Penslar

Derek Penslar is a comparative historian with interests in the relationship
between modern Israel and diaspora Jewish societies, global nationalist
movements, and post-colonial states. He is the Stanley Lewis Professor of
Modern Israel Studies at the University of Oxford and the Samuel J. Zacks
Professor of Jewish History at the University of Toronto. Next year he will
move to Harvard, where he has accepted the William Lee Frost Chair in Modern
Jewish History. Penslar is the author or editor of ten books, including
Shylock’s Children Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe; Israel in
History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective; The Origins of the
State of Israel: A Documentary History, and Jews and the Military: A
History. Penslar is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the
American Academy for Jewish Research.

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