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Faculty and Staff

History Department
E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3277
Fax: (716) 673-3332

StrausEmily Straus

Associate Professor
Brandeis University, Ph.D., 2006

E317 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3880

ON LEAVE 2014-2015


I began teaching at SUNY Fredonia after receiving my doctorate in American History from Brandeis University in 2006. My teaching and research interests lie in United States metropolitan history, the history of education, and the history of race.

I am currently working on a book manuscript, Race, Schools, and the Death of the Suburban Dream: Compton, California, 1933-2001, which explores my intersecting research interests. I am also writing an article for publication entitled "Middle-Class Community, Working-Class Foundations: Penn South and the Redevelopment of Manhattan's Chelsea Neighborhood," which analyzes a cooperative housing development in Manhattan.

I have presented my research at numerous conferences, including sessions at the annual meetings of the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, and Social Science History Association.

At Fredonia I have designed and taught a variety of upper and lower-level courses, including the second half of the United States survey, United States since 1945, and the History of American Cities. I also serve as Coordinator of the Social Studies education program, teaching the Social Studies Methods course in the fall, and overseeing the student screening process in the spring.


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