Lenny A. Ureña Valerio

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1080 South University Ave., Suite 3661
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Phone: 734.763.3025
Fax: 734.615.8880
lurena@umich.edu

  • About

    Lenny A. Ureña Valerio is program manager at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Michigan. She studied her BA in history at the University of Puerto Rico and received her PhD in Central/East European history from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, “The Stakes of Empire: Colonial Fantasies, Civilizing Agendas, and Biopolitics in the Prussian-Polish Provinces, 1840-1914,” was awarded the Distinguished Dissertation Award in Polish Studies by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Her primary research and teaching interests include imperial/colonial studies, European migration to Latin America, Polish diaspora in Brazil, history of medicine and public health, and historical methods and theories. She has published two articles, “An Empire of Scientific Experts: Polish Physicians and the Medicalization of the German Borderlands, 1880-1918,” in Liberal Imperialism in Europe: An Anthology, ed. by Matthew Fitzpatrick (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), and “An Ethnography of Knowledge: Doctors in Motion, Imperial Agendas, and the Study of Polish and German Subjectivities from a (Post) Colonial Perspective,” Historia y Sociedad (Special Number: “Thinking Through the Cultural Turn: Writing History in an Interdisciplinary and Transnational Age”), Año XVIII-XIX (2007-2008). She is currently working on turning her dissertation into a book with the Ohio University Press.