Areas of expertise: social class in US social movements; contemporary urban social movements.
Professor Lewis received her B.A. at Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory and The City Is the Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age (co-edited with Miriam Greenberg), and the forthcoming A People’s Guide to New York City (co-authored with Carolina Bank Munoz and Emily Molina). With SLU colleagues Ruth Milkman and Stephanie Luce, she co-authored the policy report “Changing the Subject: A Bottom-Up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City.” She has worked as a union organizer and has been active in various labor and community organizations, including Jobs with Justice and the CUNY Professional Staff Congress, where she currently serves as Vice President for Senior Colleges.