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Lauren Strauss Scholar in Residence and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish Studies Department of History

Contact
Send email to Lauren Strauss
CAS - History
Monday & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm or by appt.
Degrees
PhD, Modern Jewish Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary
MA, International Relations, Yale University
BA, Politics and English, Brandeis University

Languages Spoken
Hebrew
Bio
Dr. Lauren B. Strauss is a professor of modern Jewish history, specializing in American Jewish cultural and political history. She has taught for twenty years at universities in the Washington, D.C. area. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Dr. Strauss teaches courses on American Jewish politics, popular culture, and women’s history, and on Yiddish culture, post-Emancipation Jewish history, and modern Jewish travel. She is a frequent community lecturer and has taught many adult education classes in the D.C. area.
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • HIST-245 Modern Jewish Civilization

  • JWST-210 Voices of Mod Jewish Lit

Fall 2022

  • HIST-479 Topics in African Amer History: African Americans & Jews in Us

  • JWST-205 Ancient & Med Jewish Civ

  • JWST-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Ancient & Med Jewish Civ