Matti Bunzl

Academic Rank: 
Visiting Professor

Matti Bunzl is Director of the Wien Museum, Vienna’s municipal museum. Before assuming the position in 2015, he was Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Illinois (1998-2014) and Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival (2010-2014).

A scholar of Vienna, Austria, and Central Europe’s history and culture as well as the institution of the modern museum, Bunzl is the author of three books: Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna (University of California Press, 2004) and Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe (Prickly Paradigm Press/University of Chicago Press, 2007), and In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde: An Anthropologist Investigates the Contemporary Art Museum (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Qualification

PhD Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1998
BA and MA Anthropology, Stanford University, 1993