Faculty Profile

Charles Strauss, Lecturer in Humanities

Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow

Linwood House




Charles Strauss received his BA in history and peace and conflict studies at College of the Holy Cross. He earned an MA in history from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and expects to receive his PhD in history from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Strauss is interested in transnational approaches to the study of U.S. history. His undergraduate thesis analyzed the impact of the South African War on Irish-American nationalism. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the role of Catholic and Protestant missionaries in debates on U.S. Latin American policy during the Cold War.