Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Racism, Black Consciousness and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence in the Cuban Revolution, 1965-1971

March 13th, 2014

Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

Author and professor Lillian Guerra will be speaking at Tulane. This event is free and open to the public.

Lillian Guerra is a Professor of Cuban and Caribbean history at the University of Florida. She has just published Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (UNC Press). This book is one of the first major works to analyze the grand narrative of the Cuban revolution, and in the process, it reveals the internal divisions and resistance to the revolution at the popular level. It received a Special Mention for the 2013 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Award (Caribbean Studies Association) and was a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic title.

Guerra is also the author of The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early 20th Century Cuba (UNC Press) and Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (University of Florida). Her work has appeared in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Social History, and Cuban Studies. She is currently working on a new project, Making Revolutionary Cuba, on Cuban political culture from 1947-1958.

Cuba + People
Laura Rosanne Adderley
Associate Professor - History