Jennifer Lambe

Brown University

Jennifer Lambe (PhD, Yale University; AB, Brown University) is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Brown University. Her research focuses on the history of Cuba, where she has traveled regularly since 2009. Lambe’s book, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, traces the history of mental illness and mental healing in Cuba. She is also the author of published and forthcoming articles in Cuban Studies, the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and the History of Psychology. Lambe’s work, which has received support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the Cuban Heritage Collection, explores the intersection between political history, intellectual history, and popular culture. She is also an enthusiastic consumer of pop culture in Cuba and beyond.

How has the Cuban Revolution influenced education in Cuba?
How did the revolutionary government change the Cuban economy and society?
Why is the sugar industry important to understanding Cuban history?
How did slavery influence Cuban society?
How did Spanish colonialism influence Cuba?
Why should high school students learn about Cuba?
Who are you and what do you do?
What is El Paquete?
What is the relationship between the Cuban government and young people in Cuba today?
What factors shape Cuba’s relationships with other countries?
How does analyzing Cuban music help us understand Cuba?
How has the Cuban Revolution influenced health care in Cuba?
How did slavery influence Cuban society?
How should we think about Cuban history?
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