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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Harold Troper

Harold Troper

phone: (416) 978-1219

Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Research Overview

Dr. Troper's main interests focus on immigrant, ethnic and minority group history; intergroup relations; North American Jewish studies; history of film; American history; history of education and schooling.

Academic History

Ph.D. University of Toronto, History, 1971
M.A. University of Cincinnati, History, 1966
B.A. Pace College, History, 1965

Teaching Overview

Dr. Troper has taught the following courses at OISE:

1401 - Origins of Modern Schooling
1424 - Religion and Social Movements in the History of Canadian Education
1428 - Immigration and the History of Canadian Education
1429 - Ethnicity and the History of Canadian Education

Representative Publications


The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, in press)

The Rescuer (Toronto: Lester, Masson and Begg, 2007).


"Canada and the Holocaust," Jim Berverley et al (eds.) Encyclopedia of Religions in Canada (Toronto. HarperCollins, in press).

"Jews in Canadian Sport 1900- 1950: A Review of the Literature," The Scribe 29 (2009), 45-57.

"A Forgotten Controversy: Canada at the 1936 Olympics in Germany," Zakhor (Fall 2009), 3-5.

Encyclopedia Judaica (New York. Thomas Gale, 2007) 27 Entries:
Arnold, Abe - Asper, Izzi - Azrieli, Jack - Barret, David - Blankstein, Cecil - Bronfman, Allan - Bronfinan, Edgar - Bronfman, Sam - Caplan, Elinor - Carr, Judy Feld Carr - Cohen, Nathan - Cotler, Irwin - Diamond, Jack - Finestone, Sheila - Gotlieb, Allan - Grossman Family - Herzog, Shira - Koffler, Murray - Lambert, Phyllis - Lewis, Stephen - Littman, Sol - Ontario - Reichmann Family - Segal, Hugh - Shapiro, Bernard J - Ida, Siegel - Tanenbaum Family - Toronto

"Judy Feld Carr," in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (Jerusalem. Shalvi Publishing, 2007), Mac and PC versions.

"The Jewish Experience: From College to Cullij and Back,"in Denis De Klerck (ed.), College Street: A Renaissance Street (Toronto. Mansfield Press, 2006), 63-77.

"Commentary: Canada," in Wayne Cornelius et al (eds.) Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2004), 237-239.


Honours and Awards

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Canadian Studies Lecturer, 2006
Visiting Lectureship in Canadian Studies, Puget Sound University, 2006
SSHRC Research Fellowship, 2001-2005
Research Associate, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, 1998-2006
SSHRC Research Fellowship, 1993-1997
Joseph Tannenbaum Book Award, 1990
Canadian Ethnic Studies Fellowship, 1986
Berman Fund Research Award, 1986
Joseph Tannenbaum Book Award, 1985
SSHRC Research Fellowship, 1985
Canadian Historical Association, Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 1983
National Jewish Book Award, 1983
Memorial Foundation International Fellowship, 1980
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1979
SSHRC Leave Fellowship, 1979
City of Toronto Book Award, 1976
Canada Council Fellowship, 1969, 1970
Ontario Graduate Fellowship, 1967, 1968, 1969
University of Cincinnati Graduate Fellowship, 1965, 1966

Professional Activities

National Task Force on Holocaust Research, Remembrance and Education, 2009-2010.
Member of the Management Committee of the University of Toronto Ethnic and Immigrant Studies Program, 2006-2010.
Canadian Editor for a new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica, 2003-07.
Graduate Coordinator of the History Program, Theory and Policy Studies, 2003-04.
Member of the Edgar Committee on Innovative Curriculum, Toronto Board of Jewish Education, 2000-08
Chair, Downtown [Toronto] Jewish Learning Council, 2002-06.
Member of the Editorial Board, Canadian Jewish Studies 2002-08.
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of American Ethnic History, 1997-2008.
Chairman of the Board, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (University of Toronto), 2001-02.
Member of the Board, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (University of Toronto), 1996-2004.
Chair of the Board, Centralized Equipment Pool (Province of Ontario), 2002-10.
Member of the Advisory Board, Centralized Equipment Pool (Province of Ontario), 2000- 10.
Chair, Senpo Sugihara Humanitarian Award Committee (NAJC/CJC), 1995-2010.