Jill Lewis is Professor Emerita of Literature and Gender Studies at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. She is co-author of Common Differences: conflicts in black and white feminist perspectives, and author of a doctoral study, Paul Éluard: Of Politics and Desire (1987), and contributed the introductory essay to Paul Eluard's Unbroken Poetry II in the Bloodaxe Contemporary French Poets series. Involved in the Women’s Movement and feminisms from the 1970s, her interests in cultural representation, theatre, participative educational processes, cross-cultural collaborations and the politics of gender have linked actively with a wide range of initiatives in HIV and AIDS prevention education and capacity building. She has worked on gender-focused HIV awareness and prevention in the UK, Nordic countries, Estonia, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, DR Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Somalia, Senegal. She led the NIKK Living for Tomorrow three-year project with young adults in Estonia, and her HIV work has included collaborations with the Norwegian Refugee Council, IPPF, Care International, WAGGSS. She is the project initiator and executive producer of the Norad-funded film Protection (110 min creative documentary, 2010) shot in Sierra Leone, Kenya and S. Africa, to increase discussion of the challenges and importance of condom protection among men and boys in the era of HIV. Her home base is in England.
Books by Jill Lewis