I specialize in the field of 20th century U.S. cultural history and am interested in the ways that the arts, especially music, reflect political, social and cultural movements in transnational contexts. Research areas include modernism, African American history, and pedagogy. I have published three books: Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880-1940 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and The Politics of Power: Elites of an Early Modern State in Germany (Philipp von Zabern, 2000), and have published articles in The Pacific Historical Review, Southern California Quarterly, American Music, Journal of African American History, California History, Journal of the Society of American Music,History Compass, New Global Studies, Journal of the West, Telos, Forum for Inter-American Research, Sixteenth Century Journal, and German History. I’ve also made several musical recordings for use in the classroom.
2020 Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies, Austria (declined due to Covid-19)
2013 Fulbright Senior Professor in American Culture, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2009 Haynes Fellow, The Huntington Library
2001 Research Fellow, The Huntington Library
1995 Fellow, Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Institute for European History), Mainz, Germany
See also my webpage on ResearchGate. [https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kenneth_Marcus3″>Kenneth Marcus on ResearchGate</a>]