Faculty Profile: Mel Lewis ‘02, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

Mel Lewis, a Goucher alum, is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Lewis, who is in her third

Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Mel Lewis in her office. (Photo courtesy of Mel Lewis)

Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Mel Lewis in her office. (Photo courtesy of Mel Lewis)

year of teaching, came to Goucher around the time the Women’s Studies department became the WGSS department. This change broadened the types of courses Lewis and her collegues could teach in the department.
Lewis likes the “small community” at Goucher because she is able to form relationships with the students and her colleagues. Her area of specialty is the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, and most of her publications are focused on black queer identity and feminism. Currently, she is working on a book, “Bodies of Knowledge: Black Queer Feminist Pedagogical Bodies and Performative Texts.”
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