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Kimberly Lewis

Associate Director

  • Profile

    Dr. Kimberly (Kim) Lewis joined the Office of Scholars & Fellowships as Associate Director in 2019. In her role, Kim advises UR students and alumni applying for national fellowships. This includes helping applicants identify opportunities that align with their strengths and goals, giving feedback on materials, and teaching skills like personal statement and proposal writing. Kim also supports all aspects of selection, recruiting, and programming for the Richmond Scholars Program. She enjoys collaborating with the Richmond Scholars student leadership team to build community among cohorts. Across her work, Kim embraces anti-racist pedagogies and inclusive advising practices to support students and promote equity.

    Prior to coming to UR, Kim completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Brown University. At Brown, she taught in the Anthropology and Education Departments, served as a fellowship advisor, and worked with various writing support programs. She also lived for several years in Ecuador, where she taught English language courses at a university and conducted research on higher education. She has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and has served as a national reviewer for the Gilman Scholarship Program.

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    • Grants and Felowships

      National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2018.

      The Americas Research Network (ARENET) Betty J. Meggers Grant, 2017.

      Interdisciplinary Opportunities Fellowship, Brown University Graduate School, 2017-2018.

      Brown in the World Travel Grant, Brown University Cogut Center for the Humanities, 2016.

      Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women Fellowship, 2013-2014.

      Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant, Ecuador, 2010-2011.

    • Awards

      Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brown University Graduate School, 2019

      Watson-Smith Graduate Student Paper Prize, Brown University Department of Anthropology, 2018

      Whiteford Graduate Student Award for Applied and Public Anthropology, Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2015

    • Presentations

      “Evidence-Based Approaches to Inclusive Advising.” Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, Brown University, 2019.

      “Writing Productivity and Pleasure: How to Form a Writing Group.” Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning, Brown University, 2019.

      “Innovation and the Politics of Academic Identity in Ecuador’s University Reform.” Latin American Studies Association Congress, Lima, Peru, 2017.

      “Compliance, Time, and Identity in Ecuador’s University Reform.” American Anthropological Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2016.

      “Audit Culture in Action: A Case from Ecuador’s University Reform.” Society for Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology Meeting, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2015.