HU History: Faculty

Araujo, Ana Lucia

Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth

Foster, Thomas A.

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey

Mabeko-Tali, Jean-Michel

Medford, Edna

Muraya, Petronella

Scott, Daryl

Swan, Quito

Taylor, Nikki

Tolbert, Emory

Toungara, Jeanne

Wright-Lewis, Kay


Carrington, Selwyn

DeLeon, David

Dey, Balaram

Reidy, Joseph

In memoriam:

Aziz Batran (1941-2011)


Kay Wright-Lewis

Dr. Kay Wright Lewis completed her PhD in the Department of history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2011. Her research focuses on slavery and abolition, African American intellectual history, Atlantic World history, and the history of violence. Lewis’ book, published by the University of Georgia Press, is entitled ”A Curse Upon the Nation”: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World". This study examines how ideas about black and white extermination in a war between the races influenced the development of slavery and precluded the acceptance of black freedom in America. As a graduate student, Lewis held an Andrew W. Mellon Competitive Dissertation Fellowship at Rutgers University. After graduation, she was a Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University in 2011, and Lewis’ dissertation was one of the finalists in the Southern Historical Association’s C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize competition. She has presented at many national and international conferences, has taught at Rutgers University, Adelphi University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Norfolk State University. Lewis has also written five essays that were published in the Encylopedia of African American Life.

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Kay Wright Lewis
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University

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