Dr. Lara Trubowitz
Education Director, ADL Midwest | Associate Director, ADL National College & University ProgramsCompany: ADL/A World of Difference Institute
Role: Session Presenter
Dr. Lara Trubowitz is the associate director of ADL National College and University Programs, and education director for the ADL Midwest region. In these dual roles, she coordinates bias incident response and anti-bias, diversity, and equity training for colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, workplaces, and municipalities, focusing in particular on white supremacist trends. Along with Elissa Buxbaum, she is the primary architect of ADL’s campus Hate/Uncycled program.
Lara came to ADL after having spent many years as a professor of English with expertise in 20th- and 21st-century antisemitism, racism, fascism, and neofascism. She has taught at the University of Iowa, University of California, Berkeley, Northwestern University, and for the “Prison University Project,” a college degree program at San Quentin State Penitentiary in California. Her publications include “Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture 1902-1939,” “Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth- and Twenty-First Centuries,” “Contemporary Italian Women Poets,” and numerous articles on race, racism, and antisemitism in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Prior to joining ADL, Lara worked with K-12 teachers, administrators, families, and students to create comprehensive anti-bias and equity curricula. She also served as a restorative justice trainer with the Restorative School Communities Initiative, a partnership between the Evanston Police Youth Services Department and Public School District 65. Lara currently serves on the advisory board of the Great Lakes Equity Center, a partnership between Indiana University’s School of Education and the Department of Education.