Associate Professor of History
Professor Armus is a Latin American historian with special expertise in urban and sociocultural issues. His current research centers on the history of diseases, public health, and habits in modern Latin American cities, particularly Buenos Aires.
La Ciudad Impura: Salud, Tuberculosis y Cultura en Buenos Aires, 1870-1950 (Buenos Aires, 2007) is his most recent book (its English version will be published by Duke University Press, tentatively titled The Tuberculosis Years: Disease, Culture and Society in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950). He has also written or edited Avatares de la Medicalización en América Latina (Buenos Aires, 2005); Cuidar, Controlar, Curar: Estudos de História da Saúde e da Doença na América Latina e Caribe: História, Saúde e Sociedade na America Latina (Rio de Janeiro, 2004); Disease in the History of Modern Latin America: From Malaria to AIDS (Durham and London, 2003); Entre Médicos y Curanderos: Cultura, Historia y Enfermedad en la América Latina Moderna (Buenos Aires, 2002); Mundo Urbano y Cultura Popular: Estudios de Historia Social Argentina (Buenos Aires, 1990); and Manual del Emigrante Italiano (Buenos Aires, 1984).
Professor Armus received his B.A. from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.