Faculty Name

Kathleen Phillips Lewis, Ph.D.


Division Chair for the Humanities, Chair of History, Associate Professor


Food Studies,History



Office Location

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 407


Ph.D., M.A., University of Manitoba
B.A., University of the West Indies, St. Augustine


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

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.