Ranked Adjunct & Adjunct Faculty
Lauren Basson completed her B.A. at Brown University and received an M.A. in Middle East Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington. In her teaching, Lauren combines creative and social science approaches to investigating key contemporary political and social issues from international perspectives. Before joining the Cornish faculty, she taught interdisciplinary courses about ethnicity, citizenship and national identities as a lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel. Lauren also held Fulbright, Lady Davis, Golda Meir and Kreitman doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at Ben Gurion University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the author of a book entitled White Enough to be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People and the Boundaries of State and Nation, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2008.