Jill F Strauss

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Assistant Professor
Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts

EMAIL: jstrauss@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S-115A

Office Hours: Please email to confirm schedule

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5345

Jill Strauss, PhD, teaches Conflict Resolution and Communications in the Speech, Communications and Theater Arts Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY). Her research involves Restorative Practices and the visual interpretation of narrative and difficult histories. She completed her PhD at Ulster University in Northern Ireland in 2010, where she designed an innovative fieldwork project integrating storytelling and visual art for empathy and validation as one way to address a history of mutual humiliation and historical conflict. Jill is co-editor of Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation (Rutgers University Press 2019) along with other articles and book chapters.


Peace Education and Conflict Resolution


Ph.D. 2010
Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Dissertation title – “Communities of Interest: A Cross Community Intergenerational Storytelling, Conflict Resolution, and Visual Art Project with Exhibition”


M.Ed. 2002
Teachers College Columbia University
Department of International and Transcultural Studies
Specialization in Peace Education and Conflict Resolution
Thesis title- Peace Education Curriculum in Response to September 11, 2001


M.A. 1993
Hunter College, City University of New York
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


B.A. 1987
Purchase College, State University of New York

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Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere
  • 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath
  • 2012-2013 Fulbright Research Chair in North American Society and Culture at Concordia University, Montreal.

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