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Brendan Matz

Part-time Faculty
brendan.matz@gmail.com
(212) 998-9152
1 Wash Pl, Room 407

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Office Hours
Thursday 11-1

Brendan Matz is a historian of science and technology based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently working on a book called Crafting Heredity, which is a comparative history of animal breeding and mammalian genetics in Germany and the United States between 1860 and 1929. His teaching and research interests include the history of heredity, genetics, and biotechnology, eugenics and race, nutrition science, and neuroscience. He has taught at Yale, Brooklyn College, and NYU-Poly.

Teaching and Research Interests

history of heredity, genetics, and race; history of nutrition science; history of the sciences of the mind and brain; American and European intellectual history; bioethics; science and technology studies

Brendan Matz

Education

B.A. German & English, Bowdoin College, 1997
M.A. History, Yale University, 2005
M.Phil. History, Yale University, 2007
Ph.D. History, Yale University, 2011

Courses

2016 Spring

Science, Race and Colonialism in Comparative Perspective

2016 Fall

Minds and Bodies: A History of Neuroscience

2015 Spring

Science, Race and Colonialism in Comparative Perspective

2015 Fall

Minds and Bodies: A History of Neuroscience

2014 Fall

Mind and Bodies: A History of Neuroscience