Kenneth Marcus is an historian, teacher, editor, musician, composer/songwriter, and participant and organizer of numerous media projects. The focus of his research and performance is on intersections of the arts, music, and history, with an emphasis on Los Angeles, exile and migration. In addition to publishing three books, his writing has appeared in The Pacific Historical Review, Journal of African American History, Southern California Quarterly, American Music, and other journals.
Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies, Austria (2020, declined due to Covid-19)
CRASSH Visiting Fellow (2020, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK, postponed due to Covid-19)
Fulbright Senior Professor in American Culture, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2013)
Haynes Fellow, The Huntington Library (2009)