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.