11:18 a.m., March 23, 2010----Susan Strasser, Richards Professor of History at the University of Delaware, has won a Fulbright appointment as a senior lecturer in history at the Free University of Berlin for spring 2011.
Strasser will join the Free University's John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, where she will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in American consumer culture and in global and American environmental history, her special fields.
She will also deliver talks to academic and public audiences on subjects drawn from her new book project, A Historical Herbal: Household Medicine in a Developing Consumer Culture.
Strasser, who received master of arts and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, came to the University of Delaware in 1999. She had previously taught at George Washington University, Princeton University, and the Evergreen State College. From 1993-1995, she was a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
Her numerous honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian Institution and the Harvard Business School.
A prolific scholar, Strasser has published numerous articles and three scholarly books. Never Done: A History of American Housework (1982), considered a pioneer in its field, went into a second edition. Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market (1989) has appeared in Korean and Italian translations, with a Japanese translation forthcoming. Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash (1999) will also be translated into Korean. She has edited or co-edited six other books.
The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research in a variety of fields.