Heidi R. Lewis, Ph.D.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Heidi R. Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College and an Associate Editor for The Feminist Wire. Her teaching and research focus on feminist theory, gender and sexuality, Black Studies, Critical Media Studies, Critical Race Theory, Critical Whiteness Studies, social justice, and activism. Her essay “An Examination of the Kanye West’s Higher Education Trilogy” is featured in The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, and her article “Let Me Just Taste You: Li'l Wayne and Rap's Politics of Cunnlingus” is forthcoming in the Journal of Popular Culture. She is also the author of forthcoming scholarly essays that examine FX’s The Shield, VH1’s Love & Hip Hopfranchise, and Bravo’s Married to Medicine, as well as a full-length, single-authored manuscript tentatively entitled “Let Me Just Taste You: Media, Black Sex, and Resistance.” Heidi has given talks at Kim Bevill’s Gender and the Brain Conference, the Educating Children of Color Summit, the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, the Gender and Media Spring Convocation at Ohio University, and the Conference for Pre-Tenure Women at Purdue University, where she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (2011) and a Certificate in Women’s Studies (2008). She has also been a contributor to Mark Anthony Neal’s NewBlackMan, NPR's “Here and Now,” KOAA news in Colorado Springs,

  • Work
    • The Feminist Wire
  • Education
    • Alliance High School
    • Whetstone High School
    • Robert Morris University
    • Ohio University
    • Purdue University