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Kenneth Marcus

Kenneth Marcus

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Dr. Kenneth Marcus is Professor of History. He received his B.A. in History at UC Berkeley, his MBA at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, and his Ph.D. in History at Cambridge University. He teaches European history, Los Angeles history, Approaches to History, and World History.  A cultural historian with a focus on arts institutions in Los Angeles, he has published three books and over sixty articles, book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and media projects on a wide range of subjects. He is especially interested in trans-Atlantic cultural and political connections between Europe and North America. Publications include a book on Los Angeles cultural history, Musical Metropolis: Los Angeles and the Creation of a Music Culture, 1880–1940 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and a book on exile composer Arnold Schoenberg and the American modernist movement, titled Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Professor Marcus has recorded several CDs, among them Some American Music, which he uses in the classroom. He is Chair of the International Studies Program.

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