About Dr. Strauss
Dr. Lauren B. Strauss is a professor of modern Jewish history, specializing in American Jewish cultural and political history. Dr. Strauss was appointed Executive Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies in 2012.
Dr. Strauss has taught for twenty years at universities in the Washington, D.C. area, especially at the George Washington University where she is a Visiting Scholar. She has also taught Jewish history and literature at the University of Maryland in College Park and the American University in Washington, D.C. She 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.
Dr. Strauss 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 served as an historical consultant for the 2004 Library of Congress exhibit “From Haven to Home,” celebrating the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America.
To contact Dr. Strauss, please send an email or call the office 301-770-4787.
Publications by Dr. Strauss