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Lenny A. Ureña Valerio

Lenny A. Ureña Valerio is the associate director for program development at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. Her primary research and teaching interests include imperial/colonial studies, European migration to Latin America, Polish diaspora in Brazil, the history of medicine and public health, and historical methods and theories.

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Listed in: Colonialism and Decolonization · History of Science · Germany · Polish History · German History · Polish and Polish-American Studies · Poland · Africa · South America

Winner, Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies. Awarded to the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs, from the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies · Honorable mention for the 2020 Heldt Prize for the best book by a woman in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies, awarded by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies
Cover of 'Colonial Fantasies, Imperial Realities'

Colonial Fantasies, Imperial Realities
Race Science and the Making of Polishness on the Fringes of the German Empire, 1840–1920
By Lenny A. Ureña Valerio

Ureña Valerio illuminates nested imperial and colonial relations using sources ranging from medical texts and state documents to travel literature and fiction. She analyzes scientific and medical debates to connect medicine, migration, and colonialism, providing an invigorating model for the analysis of Polish history from a global perspective.

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