Diego Armus teaches courses on Latin American history with an emphasis on urban and socio-cultural issues.
Armus' current project centers on the history of smoking in modern Buenos Aires; he is also working on The Buenos Aires Reader, to be published by Duke University Press. He has also published The Ailing City. Health, Tuberculosis and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950 (Duke University Press, 2011). Spanish versions of the book appeared in 2007 and 2013. He has also written or edited Del Football and Fútbol/Futebol: Historias Argentinas, Brasileras y Uruguayas en el Siglo XX (2014); Avatares de la Medicalización en América Latina (2005); Cuidar, Controlar, Curar. Estudos de História da Saúde e da Doença na América Latina e Caribe (2004, 2009, 2014); Disease in the History of Modern Latin America. From Malaria to AIDS (2003); Entre Médicos y Curanderos. Cultura, Historia y Enfermedad en la América Latina Moderna (2002); Mundo Urbano y Cultura Popular. Estudios de Historia Social Argentina (1990); and Manual del Emigrante Italiano (1984). Armus has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Columbia University and New York University and at the Ibero-American Institute in Berlin, Germany. Before coming to the United States from Argentina, he was a researcher at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies in Buenos Aires and the National Research Council. As an invited visiting professor, he has taught graduate seminars in Argentina, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. His work has been funded by, among others, the Organization of American States, Latin American Council for Social Sciences and the Ford, Rockefeller, Inter-American, and Mellon Foundations. His latest awards include the 2012 R.A.I.C.E.S Award from the Ministry of Sciences and Culture of Argentina and in 2015 an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.