Jana Lipman

Associate Professor – History Department, Tulane University


Jana Lipman is an Associate History in the History Department at Tulane University. She teaches classes in U.S. History, Labor and Migration, and U.S. Foreign Policy. She is the author of Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution, which was the Co-Winner of the 2009 Taft Prize in Labor History, and she has also published scholarly articles on Vietnamese, Cuban, and Haitian refugees. In addition to her academic work, Jana has been active in public history, advising the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, which seeks to initiate dialogue and debate about the history of U.S. intervention in Cuba, U.S. immigration policies, U.S. detention policies, and human rights in the contemporary moment. She also has a long commitment to civil rights and social justice. Jana has worked for the NYCLU (the ACLU of New York), organized graduate student workers (GESO), and served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean. She also currently serves on the Executive Board of the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). Jana Lipman received a PhD in US History from Yale University in 2006 and graduated with a BA from Brown University in 1996. She has lived in New Orleans since 2008.