Lewis is a first generation Ph.D.. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Universiteit Leiden and a researcher on the European Research Council Synergy Nexus 1492 project. He studies the material culture of past peoples in the U.S. Southwest and Caribbean and focuses on examining how social movements shaped religion and politics through time. To examine these movements, he uses social and spatial analyses that draw on a wide range of data, particularly ceramic and architecture. 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.
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