Co-chair, Africana Studies
Education and Background
Originally from the Caribbean, Dr. Ghislaine L. Lewis graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with her Bachelor of Arts in religion and communication in 2005. She completed her Master of Science in journalism at Florida A&M University in 2008, her Doctor of Philosophy in media and communication from University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2014 and her Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) in 2018 from Monash University.
Lewis offers a background in media planning, journalism, institutional research and academia. Her journalistic and academic experiences in in Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States have provided valuable insight into the linkages between new media, global politics, and policy. Her current research interests are focused on the role of the media in fostering an active and engaged public sphere.
Lewis teaches classes in journalism and Africana studies and serves as the faculty advisor for the Critograph. Her passion for travel — and search for the perfect sentence — has taken her to six continents.