Guadalupe García

Associate Professor


Office: SIPA II 335

Phone: 305-348-3363



Guadalupe García is a historian of Cuba and the Caribbean with interests in cities, colonialism, and urban geographies. Her first book, Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana (University of California Press, 2016) is based on archival research in Cuban, North American, and Spanish collections. It explores the relationship between city space and Spanish colonial rule in Cuba from the founding of the city in the early sixteenth century through the end of the U.S. military occupation in 1902. It reveals urban-based patterns of imperial rule and argues that colonialism in the Caribbean—like neocolonialism beyond it—was not simply concentrated in the institutions, disciplines, and discourses of the Spanish empire, but rather established through the use of city space and built environment. Professor García’s work has appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies and Cultural Studies. Her fellowships and awards include a Distinguished Fellowship at the Advanced Research Collaborative of the CUNY Graduate Center and research and digital fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island. She has also held a Transatlantic Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick in the UK.  

Professor García teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on her core research interests as well as on the broader, transnational and transimperial  histories of Latin America and the Caribbean. She has been awarded the 2021-2022 Presidential Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching from Tulane University.