Farren Yero is the Turovsky/Casey Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Health History. She received her PhD in history and gender, sexuality and feminist studies from Duke University and is a scholar of Latin America and the Caribbean, specializing in gender studies and the history of race, health and medicine. Her work examines the politics of disease prevention that facilitate social inequity, as well as how patients and their families make care decisions within these regimes of power.
She is the co-author of the Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies essay, “History of Health, Medicine, and Disease in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1600-1870” (2022), as well as the author of “Smallpox and the Specter of Mexican Citizenship, 1826” in Epidemic Urbanism: Contagious Diseases in Global Cities (Intellect, 2021). Her writing also appears in Age of Revolutions, The Recipes Project and The Panorama.
Her research has been supported by the NEH, ACLS, Fulbright-Hays, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John Carter Brown Library, the Newberry Library, the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary.
- Study of care practices and disease prevention
- Science, medicine and technology studies of the body
- Gender and critical race studies of labor, slavery and the family