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Paul Brinkman

Teaching Associate Professor

Department of History

Withers Hall 252

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I’m a career museum curator with overlapping interests in the sciences and the humanities. I graduated from Augustana College with a B.A. in history and geography and minors in geology and Latin American studies. In 2005, I completed a Ph.D. in history of science and technology at the University of Minnesota. A bibliophile and an avid traveler, I’m equally at home in the library or in the field. I also serve as head of the Environmental Humanities Research Laboratory and curator of Special Collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. I write books about people who write books about science.


Ph.D. History of science and technology University of Minnesota 2005

Area(s) of Expertise

History of science, especially vertebrate paleontology and geology; museum history; Charles Darwin and other nineteenth and early twentieth century naturalists