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Lauren B. Strauss

Lauren B. Strauss is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Jewish studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she is focusing on American Jewish cultural history. Her dissertation explores the role of the visual arts in the immigrant Jewish community in America in the early twentieth century. Strauss holds a B.A. in politics and English literature from Brandeis University and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. She is the author of “Staying Afloat in the Melting Pot: Constructing an American Jewish Identity in the Menorah Journal of the 1920s.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lauren B. Strauss." (Viewed on December 11, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/strauss-lauren>.

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