Amanda Lewis-Nang'ea

Visiting Assistant Professor
Sturges 13

Dr. Amanda Lewis-Nang'ea is a specialist in African history and the history of science, focusing on the history of pastoralists and wildlife conservation in East Africa. Her work blends oral histories of the Maasai, scientists, conservationists, and wildlife management with archival and scientific research.

Amanda Lewis-Nang'ea

Office Hours

MW 2:30-3:45 (in person); Tuesday 11:00-12:00 (on Google Hangouts)

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., King University, Bristol, TN

  • M.A., East Tennessee State University

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University


  • HIST 240: S/St Eur Hist:Hist of Science

    A study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined either by time or space: the history of Spain, the scientific revolution, liberation movements, and the Baltic states are possible areas that might be offered. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Not offered on a regular basis

  • HIST 301: Intrp-His:African Hist to 1850

    This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major and is focused on critical reading and analysis. This class introduces students to the concept of historiography, which includes the critical assessment of the methods and sources that historians use in fashioning an argument, the contexts that inform historians' approaches to understanding the past, and comparisons of different historians' conclusions about similar topics. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes critical reflection on the variety of historical interpretations that are possible within a given topic. The class is reading and writing intensive. Majors may take HIST 301 and 302 in any sequence, and should plan to complete both HIST 301 and 302 during the sophomore or junior year. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester.

  • INTD 105: Writing Sem:The Anthropocene

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Corequisite: INTD 106.