Dr. Brooke Penaloza-Patzak, MA BFA


Profile in u:cris-Portal

Room: O2.29 (main building, staircase VI)
Telephone: +43-1-4277-413 26
Office hours: by arrangement
Email: penaloza.patzak@univie.ac.at




  • 2018 Dr. phil. (Geschichte, Universität Wien)
  • 2011 MA (Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center)
  • 2006 BFA (Fine Art, Alfred University New York State College of Ceramics)

Research interests

  • History and sociology of knowledge and science
  • Migration studies
  • Material culture studies
  • Museum anthropology and collections research
  • History of learning

Third-Party-Funded Projects

  • Book project: With Objects at Hand: Developing Early Anthropology, A Transnational History (ÖAW PostDOC-Track Stipendium) 2/2020-7/2020
  • Projekt (in Vorbereitung): Beringia: Material Evidence, Praxis and the Shape of Science (FWF Schrödinger Stipendium 2020-2023)

Selected Publications

  • (Forthcoming) “Friends in Deed: Allies in the Interwar Struggle for ‘German’ Science and Art,” in Academies and World War I: The Aftermath [special issue] Acta Historical Leopoldina, Robert Fox and Wolfgang U. Eckart (eds.).
  • (Forthcoming) “Capital Collections, Complex Systems: Vienna, Berlin, and Ethnographic Specimen Exchange in Trans-National fin desiècle Scientific Networks,” in Science in the Metropolis. Mitchell Ash (ed.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • “An Emissary from Berlin: Franz Boas and the Smithsonian Institution, 1887,” in: Museum Anthropology 41(1) (2018): 30-45.