Jennifer L. Lambe Assistant Professor of History

Jennifer Lambe (PhD, Yale University; AB, Brown University) is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean history. Her book, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, was recently published with the University of North Carolina Press (2017). Madhouse 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. 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. 



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