Clara S. Lewis

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer with Research

Clara Lewis is the author of American Infanticide: Sexism, Science, and the Politics of Sympathy (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming 2025) and Tough on Hate? The Cultural Politics of Hate Crimes (Rutgers University Press, 2014) as well as articles in Symbolic Interaction, Qualitative ReportCritical Criminology, 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 and teaching focus on Safe Haven laws, neonaticide, critical criminology, sociology of higher education, and authenticity studies. 


37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 231
HB 6250


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • B.A. Smith College
  • Ph.D. The George Washington University

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