Marissa H. Petrou

Faculty Fellow, Program in Museum Studies

Areas of Research/Interest

Nineteenth and twentieth century social sciences; modern Europe cultural and intellectual history; German Empire; museum studies; history of collections and display; visual and material culture of science; transnational history; history of race and ethnicity.


Ph.D. 2016 (History), UCLA; M.A. 2009 (History), UCLA; B.A. 2005 (History of the Americas / German Language and Literature), Northwestern University.

Fellowships and Awards



History and Theory of Museums (MSMS-GA 1500)
Historic Sites, Cultural Landscapes and the Politics of Preservation (MSMS-GA 2223)
Research Seminar (MSMS-GA 3991)