Council Member, Research Division


Tulane University

Jana K. Lipman is professor of history at Tulane University. Her research interests include US foreign relations, immigration, and labor history, and she has conducted research in archives in the US, Europe, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. In 2022, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Her publications include In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates (UC Press, 2020) and Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (UC Press, 2009), and she is the co-translator of Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate by Trần Đình Trụ (University of Hawaii Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Making the Empire Work: Labor and US Imperialism (NYU Press, 2015). Along with her scholarly publications, she has engaged with collaborative public history initiatives in labor history and human rights, written op-eds, and spoken with national media outlets. She was the president of the Tulane AAUP Chapter (2016–20), and she has chaired the AHA Nominating Committee (2017). As a Council member, she is interested in archival access and public-facing research.