Louisiana Institute of Higher Education

 

Lecture Description

 

 Dr. Christina Vella will discuss the culture and geography of St. Bernard Parish as context for the events surrounding the Battle.

 

 

 

Lecturer Description

 

 Christina Vella received her Ph.D. in modern European and U.S. history from Tulane University, where she is a Visiting Professor in the MLA graduate program. A consultant for the U.S. State Department for many years, she is the author of five books, including Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of the Baroness de Pontalba, and her latest biography, George Washington Carver: A Life, published in late 2015.