Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Jana Lipman

Associate Professor - History

Contact Info
jlipman@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
History

Degrees
  • B.A., Brown University, History, 1996.
  • M.A., Yale University, History, 2001
  • M.Phil., Yale University, History, 2003.
  • Ph.D., Yale University, History, 2006
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-2012
  • Assistant Professor, St. Joseph’s College, 2006-2008

Research & Teaching Specializations: U.S. Foreign Relations, History of Empire, Cuba, Caribbean

Related Experience
  • Advisor, Guantanamo Public Memory Project, 2011-
  • Big Onion Tour Company, New York, NY, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Employee and Student Organization (GESO), 2000-2006
  • New Hampshire Democratic Party, Lebanon, NH, 2002
  • NYCLU Reproductive Rights Project, 1998-2000
  • US Peace Corps, St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean, 1996-1998
Distinctions
  • Constance Rourke Essay Prize for the best article published in American Quarterly 2012, 2013
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant, 2011
  • General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant, US Army Military History Institute, 2010
  • Co-Winner, Taft Prize in Labor History, 2009
  • Nota Bene Book, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
  • Newcomb Fellow Travel Grant, 2009
  • Committee on Research Tulane Summer Research Grant, 2009
  • George Washington Egleston Prize, Yale University, 2007
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Creole
Overseas Experience
  • Cuba
  • Jamaica
  • Lesser Antilles
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “War, Persecution, and Displacement: U.S. Refugee Policy Since 1945.” At War: Militarism and U.S. Culture in the 20th Century and Beyond. Edited by David Kieran and Edwin A. Martini. Rutgers University Press
  • Forthcoming. “Where is Guantánamo in Granma? Competing Discourses on Detention and Terrorism.” Guantánamo and the Empire of Freedom: Politics and the Humanities at a Global Crossroads. Edited by Don Walicek and Jessica Adams. Palgrave McMillan Press.
  • 2016. “Tours of Duty/Tours of Leisure: The Politics and Cultures of Militarism and Tourism.” With Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez and Teresia Teaiwa. American Quarterly.
  • 2015. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. With Daniel Bender. New York: NYU Press.
  • 2014. “A Refugee Camp in America; Fort Chaffee and Vietnamese and Cuban Refugees, 1975-1982,” Journal of American Ethnic History.
  • 2013. “‘The Fish Trusts the Water, and it is in the water that it is cooked’: The Caribbean Origins of the Krome Detention Center,” Radical History Review Special Issue on “Haiti and the World.”
  • 2012. “‘Give Us a Ship’: Vietnamese Repatriates on Guam, 1975,” American Quarterly 64.1: 1-31.
  • 2011. “‘The Face is the Roadmap’: Vietnamese Amerasians in U.S. Political and Popular Culture, 1980-1988,” Journal of Asian American Studies, 14.1: 33-68.
  • 2009. Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • 2009. “Guantánamo and the Case of Kid Chicle: Labor, Privatization, and the Law in the Expansion of US Empire.” In Transitions and Transformations in the US Imperial State. Alfred McCoy and Francisco Scarano, eds. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin.
  • 2008. “Buenos Vecinos”, Ciudadanos y Súbditos: Nacionalidad y Competencia Laboral en la Base Naval de Estados Unidos en Guantánamo.‘€ Trans. Rolando García Milián. In Memorias del VII Taller Internacional de Problemas Teóricos y Prácticos de la Historia Regional y Local (Urbana). La Habana, Cuba-Chapingo, Mexico: Instituto de Historia de Cuba, Universidad de Chapingo.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: HIST-1910-01: Rebellion & Crime in Latin America

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2

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Latin American Writers Series: Andrea Palet (Editorial Laurel)--POSTPONED

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Due to the current unrest in Chile, this event has been postponed until further notice. More details coming soon.

Editorial Director Andrea Palet presents the history, philosophy, and ongoing projects of Editorial Laurel, a publishing house founded in Santiago, Chile in 2014. Her presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by a reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Andrea Palet is the founding editorial director of Editorial Laurel, established in 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Under her leadership, the house has released the works of more than 20 novelists, essayists, and chroniclers. Paleta also oversees the Master of Editing program at the Universidad de Diego Portales. A collection of her columns, Leo y olvido, was released in 2018 by Ediciones Bastante.

Latin American Writers Series: Power Paola

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Ecuadorian author and Tulane Visiting scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Colombian writer and visual artist Power Paola about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Powerpaola was born Paola Andrea Gaviria Silguero in Cali, Colombia. Writer, visual artist, and filmmaker, she has published the graphic novels Virus Tropical (2011), Por Dentro_ (2012), _Diario_ (2013), _qp_ (2014), _Todo va a estar bien (2015), and Nos vamos (2016). She also collaborated on the film adaptation of Virus Tropical, which won the 2019 Quirino award for Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe, Austrialia, and the Americas.

Latin American Writers Series: Martín Fernández (Casa Editorial HUM/Estuario Editora)

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Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses’ histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Martin Fernández is the Editorial director of the publishing houses Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay. He founded HUM in 2007 after leaving his previous project, the underground publishing house ArteFato, which he co-directed between 2004 and 2007. HUM and Estuario publish contemporary Uruguayan literature in high-quality, aesthetically distinct editions. They have collectively released more than 400 titles.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.