B.A., Texas A&M University
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Kelly Urban received her Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 and joined the Department of History at the University of South Alabama in 2018. She is a historian of Cuba, medicine, and race. Her current book project, Politicosis: Tuberculosis, Public Health, and Politics in Cuba, 1925—1965, explores citizenship, inequality, and the politics of tuberculosis control in mid-twentieth-century Cuba. Her research has been supported by the Cuban Heritage Collection, the Rockefeller Archive Center, and Harvard University.
Politicosis: Tuberculosis, Public Health, and Politics in Cuba, 1925—1965 (manuscript in-progress)See More
Articles and Chapters
“Plagued by Politics: Cuba’s National Sanatorium Project, 1936—59,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 91, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 772—801.
“The ‘Black Plague’ in a Racial Democracy: Tuberculosis, Race, and Citizenship in Republican Cuba, 1925—1945,” Cuban Studies 45 (January 2017): 319—39.
HY 136 U.S. History since 1877
HY 228 History of Latin America
HY 390 Disease, Health, and Power in Latin America and the Caribbean
HY 401/501 Race in Another America