Guantanamo Past and Present

US Military Installation, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

“Guantanamo Past and Present: The Politics of the Law on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay”

A public lecture by Dr. Jana Lipman, Tulane University

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5 PM, the Center for the Study of the Gulf South is pleased to welcome Dr. Jana Lipman, Associate Professor of History at Tulane University to discuss her research on the social, labor, and military history of the Guantánamo Naval Base in Cuba.  Her book Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (University of California Press, 2009) is based on archival research and oral interviews conducted in both Cuba and the United States.  In 2009, it was co-winner of the Taft Prize in Labor History.  Dr. Lipman has also served as an advisor for the Guantánamo Public Memory Project ( and published a number of articles related to U.S.-Caribbean relations, military institutions, labor, and migration in the Caribbean.

“If there is anybody in the community who is interested in this base or how the construction of the Guantanamo Naval Base influenced others, or especially if anybody has passed through this naval base as they were serving in the military, we would love to have them come out and talk to us,”said Dr. Matthew Casey, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Gulf South.

Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 5 PM
Location: LAB 101