Christina Strasburger is an administrative and academic professional with over two decades of experience. As Department Administrator for History and Africana Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, she provides a range of education, information, and advocacy services for students, faculty, staff, and community.
She is co-founder of the award-winning Queer Newark Oral History Project, a community-directed initiative dedicated to recording and preserving the history of LGBTQ+ people in and of Newark, New Jersey. She has conducted oral history interviews; facilitated oral history workshops; hosted public programs with community partners; co-led Queer Newark walking tours; drafted grant proposals, and consulted on the traveling exhibit, At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project.
Christina’s work to ensure that marginalized people are respected and valued, and the bridges she builds between communities within Rutgers and between Rutgers and the city of Newark was recognized with an inaugural 2022 Rutgers Beloved Community Award. In recent years, she has also received the JanHerman Veenker Circle of Friends Award, a Black Organization of Students’ Betty Shabazz Certificate of Education, an Advising Matters’ Student Advising Award, a Women’s History Month Committee’s “Sheroe” of Newark Award, Rutgers College Class of ’62 Presidential Public Service Award, Staff Excellence Award, and the President’s Recognition Award for outstanding service and contribution to the university community.