Vladimir Troyansky is a historian of Modern Middle Eastern and Ottoman History. He is broadly interested in social and political interactions between the Ottoman and Russian empires, as well as migration and resettlement in the long nineteenth century.
He is currently conducting pre-dissertation research on the migration from the Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire in the 1860s and subsequent resettlement of the refugees. 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, Scotland. At Edinburgh, he held the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) studentship. He lived and studied in Syria, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. At Stanford, Vladimir is actively involved in the work of the Arab Studies Table and the Stanford Law Association for the Middle East.