Kenneth Marcus is an historian, teacher, editor, musician, and composer/songwriter, and has participated in numerous media projects. The focus of his research is on connections between the arts, music, and history, with an emphasis on exile and migration in Los Angeles. His current research project concerns the arts and human rights.
In addition to publishing four books, his articles have appeared in The Pacific Historical Review, Journal of African American History, Southern California Quarterly, American Music, and other journals.
Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK (May-July 2022)
Fulbright Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies, International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK), Vienna, Austria (Sept. 2021-Feb. 2022)
Fulbright Senior Professor in American Culture, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2013)
Haynes Fellow, The Huntington Library (2009)