Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Guadalupe García

Assistant Professor - History

Contact Info
ggarcia4@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Pitzer College, Political Studies and Literature, 1997
  • M.A., California State University, Latin American Studies, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, HIstory, 2006

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2016-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2009-2015
  • Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, 2006-2008
  • Teaching Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill, 2001-2006

Research & Teaching Specializations: 19th and 20th century Latin America, Urban Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Caribbean, Cuba

Related Experience

  • Associate Editor, Hispanic American Historical Review, (HAHR), 2017
  • James R Scobie Memorial Award Committee, Conference on latin American History (CLAH), American Historical Association (AHA), 2015 Manuscript Reviewer, Academic Presses and Journals, 2012-2016

Distinctions

  • John Carter Brown Library Fellowship, Short-Term, Brown University, 2016
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2015
  • Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship, University of Warwick, UK, 2013-2014
  • Honorable Mention, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2013
  • Finalist, Award to Louisiana Scholars and Artists (ATLAS), Board of Regents, 2013
  • Young Glick Fellow, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2013
  • Lurcy Research Grant, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2013
  • Latin American Studies Center Library Research Grant, University of Florida, 2006
  • Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 2005
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2005
  • Mowry Summer Research Grant, UNC Chapel Hill, 2003
  • Waddell Memorial Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill, 2001

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French

Selected Publications

  • 2016. Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 2016. Imprints of Revolution: Visual Representations of Resistance. With Lisa B.Y. Calvente. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.
  • 2015. “‘La ciudad antigua y la ciudad nueva:’ Topographies of Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Havana.” Revista Quiroga, Revisa de patrimonio Iberoamericano, 7: 22-30.
  • 2014. “The City Speaks: Dis/Articulating Revolutionary Havana, Cuba, and Global Belonging.” Cultural Studies 28(3): 438-462.
  • 2011. “Urban Guajiros: Colonial Reconcentración, Rural Displacement, and Criminalization in Western Cuba, 1895-1902.” Journal of Latin American Studies 43, 2, 209-235.
  • 2011. “Nuestra patria La Habana: Reading the 1762 British Occupation of the City.” Nuevo Mundo/Mundos Nuevos, “Debates.” Online Journal, URL: http://nuevomundo.revues.org/61119
  • 2005. “Aurora Castillo.” In Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Completing the Twentieth Century. Susan Ware, ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 5: 107-108.
  • 2005. “Carnival.” In Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States. Ilan Stavans and Harold Augenbraum, eds. Danbury, CT: Grolier, Inc.
  • 2005. “Mexican American Unity Council.” In Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States. Ilan Stavans and Harold Augenbraum, eds. Danbury, CT: Grolier, Inc.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: HISL-1710-01: Introduction to Latin American History, HISL-2910-01: Cuba, Revolution and Cold War

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3

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Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

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The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of language and history come together to transcribe and encode hand-written manuscripts. Transcribers will learn to use cutting-edge technology to transcribe documents from the museum’s collection of eighteenth-century French and Spanish colonial records. These transcriptions will help people around the world learn about the colonial history of New Orleans and its environs. The NOLA Jazz Museum Transcribathon will also feature live music, a bar, tours of the collections, a raffle with prizes, and invited speakers.

The events welcome brand-new and experienced transcribers with any level of French or Spanish, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Jazz Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of colonial records.

To learn more and to RSVP, please event the official event website.

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on October 13 through October 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.