Adam Warren is associate professor of Latin American history in the Department of History at the University of Washington, Seattle. A specialist in Peruvian history and the history of medicine, he is interested in how medical and scientific research have been used to explain social inequalities and frame colonial projects of population reform and control in the Andes.
He is the author of Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms, published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2010. He has also published numerous articles in history of medicine and Latin American history journals that examine the intersection of Spanish, indigenous, and African healing practices in Peru and Bolivia, as well as the treatment of indigenous patients by Spanish practitioners. His new research focuses on the history of medicine, eugenics, and scientific racism in Peru during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. He is particularly interested in the ways scientists grappled with claims of the indigenista movement in their research on Peru
My research focuses on Peru and the Andean region of South America, and much of it takes place in Lima. My teaching is global but emphasizes Latin America