Penny Lewis

Academic Director and Associate Professor of Labor Studies, JSMI


25 West 43rd St., 18th Fl.

New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 642-2063

Fax: (212) 827-5955

Dr. Lewis received her BA at Brown University and holds a PhD in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her book, Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory, was published by Cornell University Press in 2013. Her current research continues to look at the social class dynamics of social movements. She has worked as a union organizer and has been active in various labor and community organizations, including Jobs with Justice. She serves as a university-wide officer and in the Graduate Center faculty chapter leadership for the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents CUNY’s faculty and staff.

Recent News

The City is the Factory book cover

Dr. Penny Lewis Publishes The City Is the Factory

June 12, 2017

Cornell University Press

Dr. Penny Lewis, academic director and associate professor of Labor Studies, co-edited the recently published book, The City Is The Factory: New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age, which speaks to the ways in which urban public spaces have become the emblematic sites of contentious politics in the 21st Century. Labor Studies professor Stephanie Luce was also a contributor.