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Claudia Strauss, Ph.D.

Claudia Strauss is a Fellow with the FrameWorks Institute and professor of anthropology at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.

Claudia Strauss is a Fellow with the FrameWorks Institute and professor of anthropology at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. She received her PhD and MA from Harvard University, and her BA from Brown University. Strauss has expertise in the areas of cognitive anthropology; discourse analysis; and anthropology of policy. Prior to joining the faculty at Pitzer, Strauss was assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University. She has authored Making Sense of Public Opinion: American Discourses about Immigration and Social Programs (Cambridge University Press, 2012); co-authored A Cognitive Theory of Cultural Meaning with Naomi Quinn (Cambridge University Press, 1997); and is the co-editor of Human Motives and Cultural Models with Roy D’Andrade (Cambridge University Press, 1992). Her current research focuses on the experiences and views of the long-term unemployed.