Christian Jeremiah Lewis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

Christian Lewis (they/them/theirs) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. They graduated from Vassar in 2017 and since then have taught at Vassar in both the English and Womens, Queer, and Feminist Studies departments. They received their PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2022. They research disability, gender, and sexuality.

BA, Vassar College; MA, PhD, CUNY Graduate School and University Center
At Vassar since 2023


Eleanor Butler Sanders Hall
Box 744
By appointment

Research and Academic Interests

Victorian Literature; British Literature; Global Literature; Disability Studies; Queer Theory; Gender Studies; Theater and Performance Studies; Dramaturgy; Medical Humanities; The Marriage Plot; Pop Culture; Drag

Departments and Programs


English 101 (Melodrama)
English 218 (Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Literature)
WQFS 201 (Intro to Queer Studies)

Selected Publications

  • “Limping Lucy’s Queer Criptopia: Narrative Side-Stepping in The Moonstone.” Victorian Literature and Culture 50.3 (2022): 461-487. 
  •  “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical.” Theatre Journal 73.3 (2021): 432-433.
  •  “'A Malady of Interpretation': Performances of Hypochondria in Jane Austen.” Nineteenth Century Studies 32 (2020): 22-37.  
  • Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris.” Theatre Journal 72.2 (2020): 252-253.
  • “Dickens Matters?” with Caroline Reitz, Emily Foster, Beth Sherman, Stephanie Montalti, and Sean Nortz. Dickens Studies Annual 50.2 (2019): 363-388.
  • “Esther-All-Alones, or On Reading Half of Bleak House: An Experiment in Esther Studies,” with Emily Anne Foster. Los Angeles Review of Books, 31 August 2019.