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Helen Deborah Lewis

Modern Drama Faculty

Helen Deborah Lewis earned her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University. Lewis's recently completed doctoral dissertation was entitled Friends, Beloved, and Companions: The Shadow Life of the Fin de Siecle American Lesbian Actress.Her areas of research interest include 19th and early 20th-century American theater, queer performance, gay and lesbian theatre history, musical theater, popular entertainment and theater pedagogy.

Lewis has taught previously at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has presented at numerous national academic conferences including the American Society for Theatre Research and the Mid-America Theatre Conference. In 2007, Lewis received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education at Tufts. 

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