Dr. Lauren Strauss
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.