- 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 2023 book Radical Prescription: Citizenship and the Politics of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Cuba explores citizenship, inequality, and the politics of tuberculosis control in mid-twentieth-century Cuba. Her research has been supported by the American Historical Association, the Cuban Heritage Collection, and the Rockefeller Archive Center.
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 390 From Cholera to COVID-19: Global Health Challenges in the Modern World
- HY 390 The Border: U.S. Intervention and Latin American Immigration
- HY 429W Black in Latin America
- HY 594 Gender and Sexuality in Latin America