Tyson Lewis

Tyson E. Lewis

Professor, Art Education
Department of Art Education

Art Building, Room 309A


Research interests: Educational philosophy, critical theory, phenomenological research methods and aesthetics.

Links to Recent Work

Studio-D Project, Education as Experimentation: Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning in collaboration with the Jo Ann (Jody) & Dr. Charles O. Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts & Design.


Lewis, T.E., & Hyland, P.B. (2022). Studious Drift: Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Lewis, T. (2020). Walter Benjamin’s Anti-Fascist Education: From Riddles to Radio. New York: SUNY Press.

Lewis, T. (2017). Inoperative Learning: A Radical Rewriting of Educational Potentialities. New York: Routledge.

Video Interviews, Presentations

Intellectual Collectivities Podcast Series

Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education: From Riddles to Radio Author-Meets-Critics Panel

Walter Benjamin and the Antifascist Potential of Children's Coloring

This video features Dr. Tyson Lewis discussing his recent book "Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education" about art education, and in particular, children’s coloring.



Choose to be Curious

Childhood Art, Center for the Study of Childhood Art

University of Minnesota Press Podcast Series