Teishan Latner

Teishan Latner
Assistant Professor of History
Email: latnert@philau.edu

Professor Latner received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine. A historian of the United States with a secondary emphasis on Cuba and Latin America, Latner’s research focuses on the intersections between global American history, racial justice politics, social movements, political theory, U.S.-Cuba relations, and U.S. foreign policy. His forthcoming book, Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press (2018) for the “Justice, Power, and Politics” book series. Latner’s research on U.S. political exiles and fugitives residing in Cuba has garnered mention byBBC Mundo, theMiami Herald, thePhiladelphia Inquirer, and theWashington Post.


At Thomas Jefferson University, Latner teaches “Debating U.S. Issues,” a course series focusing on contemporary social and political topics that is required for all incoming freshmen, and “Global Economy: Power, Poverty, and Policy.” Latner was a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War (2014), and a Research Associate at the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2015). His research has been supported by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the UC-Cuba Academic Initiative. Prior to coming to Thomas Jefferson University, Latner taught at California State University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles.