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Alesha Lewis

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Contact Information

608 S Wright St, Urbana, IL 61801
English 158

Research Interests

American politics, political psychology, racial and ethnic politics, biology and politics

Research Description

My work focuses on the effects of racial trauma on political behavior for marginalized communities.


B.A. Psychology & Political Science (Southwestern University, 2021)

Awards and Honors

Graduate College Fellowship (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022)

Outstanding Scholar Award (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College, Summer Predoctoral Institute, 2022)

APSA Diversity Fellowship (American Political Science Association, Spring 2023-24)

Courses Taught

PS 101 Introduction to American Government & Politics (Fall 2023)

PS 201 US Racial & Ethnic Politics (Spring 2024)