Dr Adrián Lerner Patrón
Adrián Lerner Patrón is the Philomathia at the Consortium for the Global South at the University of Cambridge. He is a historian environmental history, cities, and Latin America. His current monograph, Jungle Cities: The Urbanization of Amazonia explores the parallel and divergent histories of Manaus (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru), the crucial urban nodes of the Amazon rainforest. It is based on his doctoral dissertation, which was awarded the Michael Katz ward for the Best Dissertation in Urban History by the Urban History Association. Besides a series of articles and chapters related to this research, he is also working on a co-edited volume about Peru from the perspective of global history (with Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacifico). He has published widely on the histories of politics, international relations, public health, gender, capitalism, and public policy in Latin America. Future research interests include the history of rivers and the urbanization of the Global South.
Born and raised in Lima, Perú, Adrián obtained his BA and Licenciatura at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He then moved to the United States, where he earned his MA, MPhil, and PhD in History from Yale University, where he was also a member of the inaugural cohort of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in the Humanities, focused on “The Technologies of Knowledge.” During 2020/21, he was the Princeton Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urbanism and the Environment at Princeton University, and he is currently on leave from his position as a Research Fellow at Global History in the Free University of Berlin.