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Earl Lewis

Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy; Director, Center for Social Solutions
Earl Lewis is the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, and the founding director of the U-M Center for Social Solutions. From March 2013-2018, he served as president of The…
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Lewis to co-lead University's Inclusive History Project

Jun 8, 2022
The University of Michigan is set to begin a multifaceted, years-long project to study, document and better understand the university’s history with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion — with the history of race and racism at U-M as its first...
State & Hill

Faculty News, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Arun Agrawal was selected as co-chair on the Intergovernmental Transformative Change Assessment, sponsored by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Javed Ali provided his expertise on national security to numerous...
In the Media

Lewis reflects on spirituality in African-American history

Feb 14, 2022 MLive
Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, recently provided historical context for an MLive story.  “On plantations, African Americans would gather beyond a...
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Lewis says new Census data catching up to reality

Nov 9, 2021 MLive
Earl Lewis recently spoke to MLive about the growing number of participants identifying as ‘multiracial’ in the 2020 Census.  “In a lot of ways, the current Census data are catching up with human behavior that went unnoticed in previous...
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Lewis reflects on year of reparations research

Oct 13, 2021 MLive
In an interview with MLive, Earl Lewis reflected on the past year of his research project, "Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and University in Community-based Reparations Solutions." “We hope that this is indeed replicable and...
In the Media

Lewis calls for reparations

Jun 16, 2021 AP News
Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy and director of the Center for Social Solutions, recently sat down with AP News to discuss reparations and other related...
State & Hill

Faculty News spring 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Javed Ali has appeared recently in outlets such as 60 Minutes, ABC News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the Los Angeles Times. He’ll become an associate professor of practice at the Ford School this...
In the Media

Look beyond bare numbers on racial diversity, Lewis urges

Feb 3, 2021 The Conversation
Lewis was asked by The Conversation to comment on how numbers and statistics matter when examining institutional racism, the Capitol riot and Black Lives Matter. "The twisting of data to draw a false equivalency between the assault on the Capitol...
In the Media

Lewis comments on restoring integrity in science and research

Jan 31, 2021 Voice of America
In an article about the Biden administration's moves to reaffirm a national commitment to integrity in scholarship and research, Lewis commented to Voice of America, said he addresses suspicions about higher education by asking skeptics if they...
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Lewis co-chairs task force to examine campus public safety procedures

Jan 15, 2021 MLive
MLive reports, "A 20-person University of Michigan task force will examine what’s working and what improvements need to be made with the university’s Division of Public Safety and Security. The "Advancing Public Safety at the University of Michigan...
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Announcing winter 2021 Ford School events

Dec 16, 2020
The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of winter ‘21 semester virtual events. We will be hosting distinguished faculty members, policymakers, and writers for events on topics ranging from energy policy and leadership, to racial...
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Tracking the issues: post-2020 election

Dec 9, 2020
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Ford School faculty weighed in on what happened and what’s next, including the immediate policies a Biden-Harris Administration should tackle. Jenna Bednar Professor of public policy and political...
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Young and Lewis comment on rise in Black gun ownership

Aug 31, 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming presidential election and the need to assert gun rights are spurring increases in gun ownership, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press . And in the midst of these...

Ford School faculty well represented at annual Awards Dinner

Oct 30, 2019
Five Ford School faculty are among the thirty-six University of Michigan faculty members who will be honored on October 30 at the annual Faculty Awards Dinner, which recognizes notable contributions in the areas of teaching, service and...