Jennifer Lambe

Jennifer Lambe
SPRING 2021 FACULTY FELLOW

Biography

Jennifer Lambe is Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History. Her work explores the intersection between political history, intellectual history, and popular culture in Cuba and the Americas more broadly. Her first book, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), traces the history of mental illness and mental healing in Cuba through the Mazorra Mental Asylum, the only public psychiatric hospital in Cuba until the 1959 Revolution and a key site of political intervention and social reform. She is also the co-editor with Michael Bustamante (Florida International University) of The Revolution from Within: Cuba, 1959–1980, forthcoming with Duke University Press in 2019. At the Cogut Institute, she will be working on new projects related to the Cuban Revolution and the transnational history of psychiatric dehospitalization.