Department of Pan-African Studies
5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles
King Hall C3095
Phone (323) 343-2290
Fax (323) 343-5485
Her research, teaching, and writing includes issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, popular culture, and the politics of representation in traditional and new media form. Her main areas of engagement are African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Media Studies, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies. Her recently published book is entitled, The Myth of Post-racialism in Television News (Routledge, 2016), which focuses on how journalists negotiate race, gender, and sexuality in a corporate newsroom culture and foregrounds the experiences of Black journalists. Broadly, her research takes up professionalization in relation to language and power, neoliberalism, democracy, “the nation,” cultural practices, media technologies, media practice, agency, resistance, hetero/homonormativity, and discourse of the human. Dr. Lewis’ upcoming book is informed by her experience as a television news anchor/reporter for CBS and NBC. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, loves surfing, sunsets, and pursuing educational goals with purpose and passion.