Judith S. Lewis

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies


Professor Lewis was named a Presidential Professor in 2005 and, among her recent publications, is the book Sacred to Female Patriotism: Gender, Class, and Politics in Late Georgian Britain, an analysis of aristocratic women's extensive political participation in the eighteen and early nineteenth centuries. She is also the author of In the Family Way: Childbearing in the British Aristocracy, 1760-1860 and is now embarked on a study of the social and cultural meaning of English country houses. She teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from "Modern Britain" to "Historical Methods," from "British Women's History" to "Feminist Thought," from "Western Civilization" to the "The British Empire." She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.