Distinguished Professor Lecture: Sociologist Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis, PhD

African American Studies and Sociology Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, February 27, 2020
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

UIC Student Center East
Cardinal Room
750 S Halsted St.

Amanda Lewis, PhD, is a African American Studies and Sociology Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lewis' research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. 

She is the author of Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities (2003), which won the 2005 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. She wrote (with John Diamond) Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools (Oxford, 2015) and (with Mark Chesler and Jim Crowfoot) Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice (2005). She co-edited The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity (with Maria Krysan, 2004).

Her research has appeared in Sociological Theory, American Educational Research Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Society, DuBois Review and Anthropology, Education Quarterly and related journals.

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