Lauren B Strauss

Title:
Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of History and Judaic Studies
Address: 2142 G Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-2168
Email:
lstrauss@gwu.edu

Background

Professor Strauss specializes in American Jewish History and Modern Jewish literature and cultural history. Her dissertation was entitled, "Painting the Town Red: Jewish Visual Arts, Yiddish Culture, and Progressive Politics in New York, 1917-1939." She has published articles on American Jewish journals, women, and artists, and in 2004 she was a historical consultant or the Library of Congress exhibition "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America." Recently, she edited the book, Mediating Modernity: Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World (2008). Dr. Strauss has taught Jewish Studies for over a decade at American University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, as well as numerous adult education courses in the Washington D.C. area.

Education

M.A., Yale
Ph.D., Jewish Theological Seminary