Mariola Espinosa

Associate Professor

Drop-in hours: by appointment only

Mariola Espinosa is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of History at the University of Iowa and affiliated faculty in the in the Program in Bioethics and Humanities at the Carver College of Medicine. Her interests are in the history of medicine and public health in the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as in histories of empire and disease, race and medicine, and transnational medical practices.

Espinosa is the author of Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 2009). She was the recipient of the May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship in 2015-2016 and is currently working on a book project on yellow fever knowledge beyond the boundaries of empire in the Caribbean. 

Mariola Espinosa earned a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003), and an AB in History from Princeton University with certificates in Latin American Studies and in French Languages and Cultures (1996).

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Research areas
  • Public Health and Medicine
  • Empire in the Caribbean
  • Latin America
Mariola Espinosa

274 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States