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Angela K. Lewis

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Heritage Hall 414A
(205) 934-2339

Research and Teaching Interests: American government, state and local government, state constitutions, racial politics, black conservatism

Office Hours: M/W 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment


  • BA, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Political Science/Regional and Urban Planning
  • MPA, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Political Science/Regional and Urban Planning

Angela K. Lewis is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Her research appears in the National Political Science Review, American Review of Politics, Journal of African American Studies, Polity, the International Journal of African Studies, Whose Black Politics, and The Constitutionalism of American States. She is the author of Conservatism in the Black Community: To the Right and Misunderstood.

Dr. Lewis is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is involved in various professional associations including the American Political Science Association, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, and the Southern Political Science Association. She is also actively involved in the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform as a delegate at the 2009 Mock Constitutional Convention.

She is a regular political analyst for Cox-affiliated stations in Birmingham, including 98.7 KISS FM and 610 WAGG AM. She has also provided political commentary for BlackAmericaWeb.com, Alabama Public Radio, CNN.com, WVTA (Tupelo, Mississippi), and WGHP (Greensboro, North Carolina).

  • Recent Courses
    • Introduction to American Government
    • State and Local Government
    • Introduction to Public Administration
    • Politics of Race
    • Politics of Black Film and Civil Rights
  • Select Publications
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • American Political Science Association (APSA), Ad Hoc Committee on Workable Solutions to Advancing Women in the Discipline, 2011; Treasurer, Women's Caucus for Political Science, 2009-2010; Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, 2008-2011; Co-Chair, Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession, 2006-2008; APSA Minority Fellowship Program Selection Committee, 2008-2009; Executive Council, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section, 2003-2005
    • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
    • National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), Chair, Fannie Lou Hamer Award, 2009
    • Southwest Political Science Association, Jewel L. Prestage Best Paper Award Committee, 2009-2010; Committee on the Status of African-Americans in the South, 2012-2013
    • National Council for Black Studies
    • Black Women's Appreciation Faculty Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
    • Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, TRIO Achiever, 2010
    • Editorial Board, Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs, December 2008 – present
    • Nominated for the UAB School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Alumni Teaching Award, 2008
    • Who's Who In Black Birmingham, 2006 and 2008
  • Student Groups
    • Faculty advisor, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, UAB Chapter
    • Co-Faculty advisor, Political Science Club