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Sara Kozameh

Sara Kozameh
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Department of History
    Mail Code: 0104
    La Jolla , California 92093

Sara Kozameh received her Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History from New York University in 2020. Her research specializes on the Cuban Revolution, social movements and popular uprisings, agrarian history, and Black radicalism. Professor Kozameh is completing her first book, which is a history of the agrarian reform project that transformed Cuba during the first decade of its 1959 revolution. Tentatively titled Harvest of Revolution: Agrarian Reform and the Making of Revolutionary Cuba, the book centers the actions of ordinary people immersed in the upheaval of revolution to rethink the origins and process of the revolutionary project. Before joining UCSD, she was the postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University’s prestigious Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 2020-2022 and an ACLS Emerging Voices postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University from 2022-23.

Professor Kozameh has published her research on the Cuban Revolution in Cuban Studies, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and in The Americas. Her article in Souls, “Black, Radical, and Campesino in Revolutionary Cuba,” has been taught in several undergraduate and graduate courses and her article in The Americas won honorable mention for the Tibesar Prize granted by the Conference on Latin American History. Her writing on Latin America, more generally, has appeared in more popular outlets including NACLA, OnCubaNews, and Jacobin. She is Assistant Editor for the journal Historias Agrarias de América Latina, based in Santiago, Chile. Her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Cuban Heritage Collection.