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Guadalupe Garcia
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Department of History, Tulane University
Associate Professor of History
6823 St. Charles Ave.

Hebert Hall 109

New Orleans, LA  

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About My Work
Guadalupe García specializes in colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on Havana. Her research interests include colonial cities, urban governance and legal topographies, and the Black urban Atlantic. Her first book was published in 2016 with the University of California Press and is entitled Beyond the Walled City: Colonia Exclusion in Havana. It begins with the founding of the city in the sixteenth century and extends through the end of the US military occupation in 1902. The book illustrates urban-based patterns of imperial rule and argues that colonialism in the Caribbean (and neocolonialism beyond it) was not simply a project concentrated in the institutions, disciplines and discourses of the Spanish empire. Rather, the practice of colonialism entailed a distinctly spatial component where access to the city and the blackening of space was key. It reveals the centrality of race and racial exclusion as an organizing ideology of urban life in the Americas. Her current work explores the competing geographies and black barrios (neighborhoods) of colonial Havana.
Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

“ ‘La ciudad antigua y la ciudad nueva:’ Desplazamiento de las zonas centrales en la La Habana colonial Revista Quiroga, Revista de patrimonio Iberoamericano, No. 7 (July 2015): 22-30.

“The City Speaks: Dis/Articulating Revolutionary Havana, Cuba, and Global Belonging.” Cultural Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, (Feb. 2014): 438-462. Co-authored with Lisa B.Y. Calvente.

“Urban Guajiros: Colonial Reconcentración, Rural Displacement, and Criminalization in Western Cuba, 1895-1902.” Journal of Latin American Studies Vol. 43, No. 2 (Aug. 2011): 209-235.
Professional Associations
Latin American Studies Association
American Historical Association