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Thabiti Lewis' Research Site

Dr. Thabiti Lewis

Associate Professor
Arts and Sciences
Phone: (360) 546-9256
Fax: (503) 546-9074
Office: VMMC 102M
Office Hours: By Appointment


Thabiti Lewis teaches African American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, and American Studies courses.  He addresses issues of masculinity and race as well as how these issues are represented in film.  He has written about masculinity, race and sport, feminism and the writer Toni Cade Bambara.  Lewis’s ideas have appeared in several book chapters, journals, Opinion Editorials, and radio commentaries.


Course IDTitleMeeting TimeLocationSemesterSyllabus
English 402Technical and Professional WritingWednesdays 6-8.40 pmVMMC 115Spring PDF


  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Contemporary African American Literature
  • Critical Race Theory (Popular Culture–Sport and Hip-Hop)
  • Masculinity Studies

Recent Publications

Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America (Third World Press)

Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara (University Press of Mississippi)


  • B.A. History (Honors) and English, University of Rochester
  • M.A.T. Education (English), University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. English, Saint Louis University