Academics: Faculty

Kathleen Phillips Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History

Office: 404-270-5507
Fax:     404-270-5508
Location: Giles 215, Box 1083
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Ph.D., University of Manitoba
M.A., University of Manitoba
B.A. Hons., University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Courses Taught:

  • SHIS 261; Caribbean History to 1804
  • SHIS 262: Caribbean History since1804
  • SHIS 362: Caribbean Economic History
  • SHIS 363: Contemporary Caribbean
  • SHIS 462: Women and Gender in Caribbean History
  • SHIS 465: Caribbean Migrations (under development)
  • SHIS 351A: Revolutionary France
  • SHIS 453: Victorian England
  • SFYE 101 and 102: First Year Experience

    Like all other faculty in the department, I also teach, in rotation, the required courses in the history major: Historical Methods, Ancient and Modern World; Senior Seminar; Senior Honors Thesis: Special Topics in History; Independent Study.


  • CIEE IFDS Travel Awards: Ghana 2001, Cuba 2002, Cuba 2012
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • NYU Faculty Resource Network Scholar in Residence, 2005
  • Pauline E. Drakes Scholars’ Green and White Faculty Award, 2001
  • Exxon Mobil Fellowship

Professional Leadership Activities

  • Chair, Department of History
  • Former Director, African Diaspora and the World Program
  • Co-Chair, Research Day 2013
  • Faculty Advisor, CASA (Caribbean American Students Association)
  • Program director, Spelman/UWI, Trinidad Summer Program