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Jennifer Lambe

Brown University

Jennifer Lambe (PhD, Yale University; AB, Brown University) is an associate 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 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.

Lambe’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies

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