Research Fields

Kenneth Marcus’ work focuses on the connections between music, the arts, and immigration in American and European history.

He has published three books and over twenty articles on a wide range of subjects. Recent publications include his book on exile composer Arnold Schoenberg and the American modernist movement, titled Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and a book on Los Angeles cultural history, Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880–1940 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

Multimedia projects include a DVD, The Arias Troubadours: A Musical Dynasty (2006) with documentary filmmaker Jon Wilkman, as well as a CD, Some American Music (1999), for use in the classroom, featuring works by Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Woody Guthrie, and Kenneth Marcus. He has held fellowships at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., and the Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany and participated in two NEH-funded Summer Institutes.

Professor Marcus teaches European and American history at the University of La Verne, where he is also chair of the International Studies program. Marcus holds a BA in history from UC Berkeley; an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, France; and a PhD in history from Cambridge University, UK. He is fluent in German and French.

See also his webpage on ResearchGate. [″>Kenneth Marcus on ResearchGate</a>]

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