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Professor of Literature and Gender Studies

Jill Lewis

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Jill Lewis
Professor of Literature and Gender Studies
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Jill Lewis
Franklin Patterson Hall G-14
413.559.5671
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.

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