Ellen Lewin

University of Iowa | Professor EmeritaMember since 1970

My Biography

Dr. Lewin’s areas of expertise are cultural and feminist anthropology, motherhood and reproduction, and LGBT populations in the U.S. Dr. Lewin wrote her dissertation research on Latina immigrant mothers in San Francisco and studied lesbian mothers, same-sex commitment ceremonies, gay fatherhood, and the coalition of African American, LGBT and Pentecostal churches. Having attended her first AAA meeting in 1970, she noted how the meetings are far more diverse in terms of race and ethnicity.