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Nghana Lewis   

Nghana Lewis

Associate Professor of English and Louise & Leonard Riggio Professorship in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
B.A., English, 1994, Tulane University; M.A., English, 1996, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., English, 2001, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., 2007, Loyola University, New Orleans

E-mail: nlewis2@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.862.8958Office: Norman Mayer Room 108


Nghana Lewis is Associate Professor of English and Louise & Leonard Riggio Professor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. Lewis’ expertise is in American literary studies, African American cultural studies, educational policy studies, critical race theory and juvenile justice reform. She is completing a book titled Black Women’s Health in the Age of Hip Hop & HIV/AIDS and is involved in developing projects and policies targeted at reducing HIV/AIDS.

A Tulane University graduate, Lewis received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from Loyola University. In 2010, she received a Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship for outstanding undergraduate teaching at Tulane.



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