Laurie Lambert is Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research and teaching interests include African Diaspora studies, Caribbean literature and cultural history, Postcolonial literature and theory, and freedom and slavery studies. Her current book project, “Surviving Empire: Postcolonial Revolution and Trauma in the Caribbean” is a literary and historical analysis of U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean that takes the Grenada Revolution (1979-1983) as its case study.  This spring she will teach two courses - AAS 123 Black Female Experience, and AAS 145B Black Intellectuals (focusing on Caribbean intellectuals and revolution).