Clara S. Lewis

Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer with Research

Clara Lewis is the author of Tough on Hate? The Cultural Politics of Hate Crimes (Rutgers University Press, 2014) and articles in Qualitative ReportCritical Criminology, Symbolic Interaction, and Writing on the Edge. Prior to joining Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric in 2019, she taught research-based writing and public speaking at New York University and Stanford University and led faculty and curriculum development initiatives. Her current research focuses on the intersection of sociology of higher education and authenticity studies. 

Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
B.A. Smith College
Ph.D. The George Washington University

Selected Publications

Tough on Hate? The Cultural Politics of Hate CrimesRutgers University Press, Critical Issues in Crime and Society, 2014

“The Myth of Entitlement: Students’ Perceptions of the Relationship Between Grading Practices and Learning at an Elite University.” The Qualitative Report. November 25, 2017.

“Crisis Rhetoric, Stigma Play: The Contested Status of Humanities Majors on an Elite University Campus.” Symbolic Interaction, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/SYMB.288 

“Danny MacAskill and the Visuality of the Extreme.” Sport in Society, 2016, 19 (7). DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2015.1067779 

“Confessions of a Recovering Grade Inflator.” Writing on the Edge, Spring/Summer 2014.

“Tough-on-Crime Tolerance: The Cultural Criminalization of Bigotry in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” Critical Criminology, 2012, 20 (3). DOI: 1

“Life Chances and Wellness: Meaning and Motivation in the Vinyasa Yoga Market.” Sport in Society, 2008, 11 (5)517–534.

“‘The Doughnut of Progress’: Krispy Kreme and the Rationalization of Fun.” Columbia Journal of American Studies, 2007, Vol.8, 193–213.