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Philippa Strum

Senior Scholar

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4349 // F 202/691-4001
Human Rights
Women's Rights
North America
United States
Former Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
Wilson Center Project(s):
"Women as Hidden Policy-Makers: The Story of Dorothy Kenyon""Why Americans Get to Talk so Much: Speech Jurisprudence in the United States."
Sep 01, 2010
Aug 31, 2014


B.A. Brandeis University; Ed.M. Harvard University; Ph.D. Graduate Faculty of The New School


grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council
of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, Fulbright Program


Former Director of Division of U.S. Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Broeklundian Professor of Political Science Emerita, City University of New York


American civil liberties and civil rights; U.S. constitutional law; human rights; women, law and politics; U.S. government; U.S. Arabs and Muslims

Major Publications

  • Mendez v. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights (University Press of Kansas, 2010) 
  • When the Nazis Came to Skokie: Freedom for the Speech We Hate, (University Press of Kansas, 1999)
  • Privacy: The Debate in the United States Since 1945 (Wadsworth Press, 1997)
  • Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People (Harvard University Press, 1984)
  • Muslims in the United States: Identity, Influence, Innovation (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2005) (editor) 
Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
September 1, 2008 to August 1, 2010

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