Samuel Thrope

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.

He has written for Monocle Magazine, BBC NewsAeon, The Nation, the Daily Beast, Haaretz, Tablet, Times of Israel, Israel Story, and other publications. He is a Research Fellow at The Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa, Content Manager for the Maktub Digitization Project at the National Library of Israel, and Managing Editor at Academic Language Experts. He is a former deputy managing editor at The Jerusalem Post.

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.