- PhD, Modern Jewish Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary MA, International Relations, Yale University BA, Politics and English, Brandeis University
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- 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.
JWST-205 Ancient & Med Jewish Civ
JWST-320 Topics in Jewish Culture: Literature and the Holocaust
HIST-245 Modern Jewish Civilization
JWST-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Israel and American Jews