Dr. Lauren Strauss

Dr. Lauren Strauss

Editorial Committee

Dr. Lauren Strauss is Scholar in Residence and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Jewish Studies Program at American University in Washington, D.C. Lauren co-edited the anthology Mediating Modernity: Challenges and Trends in the Jewish Encounter with the Modern World (2008).  Her forthcoming book is entitled Painting the Town Red: Jewish Visual Artists, Yiddish Culture, and Radical Politics in Interwar New York.  She has also begun her next book project, on the history of D.C.-area Jews and their political activism.  Lauren has published widely, in both peer-reviewed journals and the public press. In addition to her own academic pursuits, Lauren serves on the Editorial Board of the Jewish Women’s Encyclopedia and has co-chaired the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues.