Dr. Marissa Petrou

Associate Fellow


  • 2019 –
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Thelma and Jamie Guilbeau/BORSF Endowed Professor of History
  • 2019 –
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Director, Guilbeau Center for Public History
  • 2018 –
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Assistant Professor of History
  • 2016 – 2018
    NYU, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Program in Museum Studies
  • 2016
    Ph.D. in History, University of California at Los Angeles
    Concentrations: history of science; European cultural and intellectual history; visual studies

Research Interests

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

Publications (Selection)