Lawrence Baron, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University
Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar during Fall 2015

Lawrence “Laurie” Baron taught Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University, where he served as Director of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies between 1988 and 2006. Baron was educated at the University of Illinois-Urbana, and the University of Wisconsin -Madison, where he earned a Ph.D. in Modern European Intellectual History. Baron is the author of The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema and Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema. He also writes for the San Diego Jewish World. To read more about Laurie in more detail, please click here.

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1974: Ph.D. in Modern European Intellectual History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1959: B.A. in History and Secondary Education, University of Illinois-Urbana

Areas of Expertise:
Modern Jewish History, Holocaust Studies, Cinema & Film Interpretation,  Current World Events

Publications Include: