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Samuel Thrope is a writer, editor, and translator based in Jerusalem. Born and raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, Thrope earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at the Hebrew University. Since 2021, he has been the Curator of the Islam and Middle East Collection at the National Library of Israel.

His journalism and criticism has appeared in Monocle Magazine, BBC NewsAeon, The Nation, the Daily Beast, Haaretz, Tablet, Times of Israel, Israel Story, and other publications. He has also served as deputy managing editor at The Jerusalem Post and managing editor at Academic Language Experts.

His translation, with Domenico Agostini, of the Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press. He has also translated Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s The Israeli Republic, published in 2017 by Restless Books. With Roberta Cassagrande-Kim and Raquel Ukeles, he edited the 2018 exhibition catalogue Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past.

Contact him at samuel [dot] thrope [at] gmail [dot] com, or on Twitter @Samuelthrope.