Gail Lewis

Gail Lewis

Biography

Gail Lewis is a sociologist who specialises in psychosocial studies of race and gender. She was a long standing member of Brixton Black Women's Group and a co-founder of the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD). She has worked on the European Journal of Women's Studies and Feminist Review and recently trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.

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