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Nghana Lewis, Ph.D., is an associate professor of English and of African & African Diaspora Studies; a faculty affiliate of the School of Law; and an adjunct professor with the Department of Psychology. She has published and lectured widely on her research, which cross-sectionally studies HIV/AIDS, hip hop culture, and black women’s health. Professor Lewis has been recognized for her professionalism and community involvement, receiving the Roddy Richard Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to serving Louisiana youth, in 2008, and the Suzanne & Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship for outstanding undergraduate teaching at Tulane, in 2010. In 2013, Professor Lewis was named a Top Female Achiever by New Orleans Magazine.

Lewis held a Social Entrepreneurship Professorship from 2011-2014.

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