Kerima Lewis

Kerima Lewis teaches history at Massasoit Community College, Quincy College and Emerson College in Massachusetts.

Having worked in the fields of social work and law before becoming a historian, she holds a B.A. degree from Northwestern University, a M.S.W. degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Lewis wrote her dissertation on the history of slave resistance in Colonial New England.  Her article “Captives on the Move: Tracing the Transatlantic Movements of Africans from the West Indies to Colonial New England,” was published in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts (Summer 2016).

Dr. Lewis was a Massachusetts Historical Society Fellow in 2009 and she is presently working on the publication of her first book with an American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship for 2020-2021.

As a local historian in the field of slavery in New England, Dr. Lewis is often asked to make presentations on this topic within the community.