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Lauren Strauss

Scholar in Residence Department of History

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.


PhD, Modern Jewish Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary MA, International Relations, Yale University BA, Politics and English, Brandeis University

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Monday & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm or by appt.
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  • Fall 2017

    • LIT-381 Topics in Cultural Studies: Literature from the Holocaust
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  • Spring 2018

    • HIST-344 Topics in Jewish History: Jews in American Pop Culture
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