Lewis is first gen. He is an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University and a founding member of the Black Trowel Collective and a committee member for their microgrants initiative. He has worked at the Missouri University Research Reactor in the archaeometry group, as an Assistant Professor at the Universiteit Leiden, at the research and outreach nonprofit Archaeology Southwest, and at the University of Arizona. He is currently partnered with the Institute for Field Research and is running a field school in northern New Mexico. He studies the material histories of past peoples in the U.S. Southwest and Caribbean. He is particularly interested in how social movements and contentious politics shaped religion and politics through time as well as how modern politics and worldviews shape the histories and archaeologies we construct, and recreate the histories and ideals of the “West” in the deep past. Lewis is interested in combining theories on decentralized social organization with standard archaeological, historical, and anthropological theories of historical change. He has applied these theoretical and methodological interests to the Gallina region of the prehispanic North American Southwest to understand issues of violence as well as resistance to the increasingly hierarchical religious and political situation in the late Chaco landscape and throughout the Mesa Verde region. He also examines the Hohokam region in the southern Southwest and explores how and why the spread of ideologies (specifically that associated with the spread of Salado polychrome ceramics) is truncated.

More information about him and his research can be found here.

You can contact him at lsborck at gmail.com or through his institutional email.

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