Prof. Gur Alroey


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Rector Gur Alroey studied history of Jewish people at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received his B.A. (1992-1995), M.A (1995-1997) and Ph.D. (1997-2001). In 2002 he joined the University of Haifa faculty as a lecturer in Israel Studies; in 2006 was promoted to senior lecturer with tenure; in 2010 promoted to associate professor; and in 2014 promoted to full professor.

Between 2009-2011 he has been a visiting professor at the Taub center for Israel Studies at NYU and Columbia University. In 2013 he won the Association of Israel Studies (AIS) award for young promised scholar.

Between 2011-2016, he chaired the school of history at the University of Haifa and in 2016 elected to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. In 2013 he established the Ruderman program for American Jewish Studies funded by the Ruderman Family Foundation and the University of Haifa. 

He published six books on Jewish migration in the late 19th century and early 20th century and on the Territorial ideology. Also published many articles in the leading journal of the field dealing with various aspects of my research interests.

Apart from the field work, he is was also involved as consultant of the Red Star museum in Antwerp. His teaching activities at Israel Studies department at the University of Haifa include diverse courses, noteworthy among which are ‘The Jewish migration to the United States and the Aliyot to Palestine, 1881-1924’; ‘Zionism and its opponents’; and ‘Palestine mandatory’.