Vladimir Troyansky is a historian of Modern Middle Eastern and Ottoman History. He is broadly interested in migration and resettlement in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region, and socio-political and cultural interactions between the Ottoman and Russian empires in the long nineteenth century.
In 2014-15, he is conducting archival research on migration and resettlement of North Caucasus refugees (muhacirs) in the Ottoman Empire in the 1860-1914 period. His archival research is supported by the Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), and the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS).
His previous work explored the Syrian-Russian relations, Anglican and Orthodox missionary education in late Ottoman Palestine, and the construction of the quarantine system in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 1840s.
Vladimir completed an undergraduate degree in Arabic and International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He finished his Master's degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh, he held the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) studentship. He lived and studied in Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. At Stanford, Vladimir is actively involved in the work of the Arab Studies Table and the Stanford Law Association for the Middle East.