Kelly Urban

Kelly Urban

Department of History


  • B.A., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
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Radical Prescription: Citizenship and the Politics of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Cuba 

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