Chantelle Lewis

Dr Chantelle Jessica Lewis is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College (University of Oxford), a public sociologist, presenter, broadcaster and social commentator. Her interests, both academic and personally, are situated at the intersections of sociology, politics, Black feminism, families and love.

She is currently a trustee at The Sociological Review, on the editorial board of Lawrence Wishart Books and Deputy Director of Leading Routes, a pioneering initiative to prepare the next generation of Black academics. She has been a Diversity and Equality consultant for institutions including Cancer Research UK and the London School of Economics.

Dr Lewis co-founded and presents on the hugely popular and Radio Academy award nominated Surviving Society, a political podcast exploring the local & global politics of race & class from a sociological perspective. She is regularly featured as a commentator and expert on radio, podcasts, and in magazines.

As a scholar with multiple neurodiverse traits (ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia), Chantelle is passionate about inclusive education and creative expression produced beyond the written word.

Outside of academia, she is an experienced event director and broadcaster focused on projects that improve the material and social lives of marginalised populations. She speaks regularly on the subject at events across the country. She is also a passionate music fan and expert on the intersection of music, class and race.