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Amanda Lewis


African American Studies; Sociology


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1209 UH


601 S Morgan St.

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(312) 996-4694

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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).  She is also the co-editor (with Maria Krysan) of The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity(2004), and co-author (with Mark Chesler and Jim Crowfoot) of Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice (2005).  Her research has appeared in a number of academic venues including Sociological Theory, American Educational Research Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Race and Society, DuBois Review and Anthropology and Education Quarterly.  She also published (with John Diamond) Despite the Best Intentions: Why racial inequality persists in good schools (Oxford, 2015).

Selected Publications


PhD Sociology, University of Michigan

MA Sociology, University of Michigan

MA Education, University of California at Berkeley

BA Educational Studies, Brown University

Urban Education, Bank Street Graduate School of Education