Here are a few fun facts about Professor Lewis:

She attended Modesto Junior College, then transferred to San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in History with a Minor in Women’s Studies in 2002.

She received a Master’s Degree in United States History with an emphasis on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in 2009, also from San Francisco State University.

Before coming to De Anza, she worked as a substitute teacher in Burlingame, CA.

She is the Department Chair for African American Studies at De Anza.

On a personal note, she loves music, photography, pop culture, and trivia game shows.

Click here for student evaluations of her teaching abilities.

Courses Taught at De Anza

  • ICS/WMST 8: Women of Color in the USA
  • ICS 9: Race and Ethnicity - Theories & Methods
  • ICS 10: Introduction to African American Studies
  • ICS 11: Roots of the African American Experience
  • ICS/HIST 18A African American History to 1865
  • ICS/HIST 18B African American History 1865 to Today
  • ICS 26: Introduction to LGBT Studies


  • B.A. in History; Minor in Women's Studies
  • M.A. in History, United States
  • Areas of Emphasis: Race/Ethnicity, African American Studies, Women of Color, LGBT Studies & 20th Century Pop Culture


  • "San Francisco's Western Addition: Race, Class, Ethnicity & Urban Renewal," Master's Thesis, 2009.
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