Jill Lewis, professor of literature and gender studies, holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in French literature from Newnham College, Cambridge University, England.
She teaches courses exploring the connections between culture and politics—with specific focus on questions of gender and sexual identities, militarism, post colonialism, and cultural difference. She has been teaching at Hampshire one semester a year for over 25 years, with a home base in Europe.
Her interests in cultural representation, theatre performance, educational processes and the politics of gender have linked importantly for her with HIV/AIDS prevention education in recent years, and involved work in Norway, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Estonia, Congo, and locally in Holyoke and on campus with Hampshire students.
School for Interdisciplinary Arts
Recent and Upcoming Courses
CSI/IA-0253: Disturbing Desire: Proust, Woolf, Lacan (Spring 2014)
IA-0350: Creative practices, the arts, social justice & change (Spring 2014)
JTW-0208: Of power, pleasure and risk: pedagogies of communication in the world of HIV (January 2014)
IA-0161: Living for Tomorrow: cultural contestations, gender politics and the HIV & AIDS epidemic (Spring 2013)