Brooke Penaloza Patzak
Brooke Penaloza Patzak is an Austrian Academy of Sciences Doc Fellow (2014–2018) and PhD candidate at the University of Vienna History Department, where she is completing a dissertation entitled "Instituting Anthropology: The Circulation of Scientists and Ethnographic Materials Between North America, Germany, and Austria, 1883–1933," looking at the impact of the circulation of, and exchanges with, German-speaking scientists on the practice and institutionalization of American cultural anthropology.
She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Berlin Ethnologisches Museum (2014), and is the recipient of an American Museum of Natural History Collection Study Grant (2013) and a SIMA Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (2013).
Penaloza Patzak received an MA from the Bard Graduate Center with a thesis on the relationship between anthropologist Franz Boas and art and cultural historian Aby Warburg (2011) and a BFA with a focus on Byzantine-style panel painting from Alfred University NYSCC (2008). She began teaching history at the University of Vienna in 2015, was recently hired as an adjunct faculty member for the Webster University Global Citizenship Program, and is a member of the University of Vienna Working Group on the History of Science (AGWG) and and the "Wissenschaft und Metropole" group of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Kommission Geschichte und Philosophie der Wissenschaften.