Alan Marcus

Associate Professor

Contact Information

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College of Liberal Arts,
Room 2358

Education

Ph.D., Geosciences
Geography Program
Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.Sc. Geography
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A., Anthropology,
Philosophy Minor,
Northeastern University, Boston

Coursework at other universities:
The American University of Cairo, Egypt
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Universidade Paulista (UNIP), São Paulo, Brazil

Areas of Expertise

Brazil
Race and Ethnicity
Transnationalism
Sense of Place

Selected Publications:

2015   Marcus, Alan P.   Convenient Liaisons: Brazilian Immigration/Emigration and the Spatial-relationships of Religious Networks, Space, Populations, Societies (2014-2-3)2-12.

2013___. Sex, Color, and Geography: Racialized Relations in Brazil and its Predicaments. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103(5):1282-1299.

2011___. Rethinking Brazil’s Place within Latin Americanist Geography.  Journal of Latin American Geography 10(1): 129- 147.

2011__. Experiencing Ethnic Economies. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. 9:1–24.

2009___. Brazilian Immigration to the United States and the Geographical Imagination.  Geographical Review 99 (4): 481-498.

2009___. (Re)Creating Places and Spaces in Two Countries: Brazilian Transnational Migration Processes.   Journal of Cultural Geography (26)2: 173-198.

 Book Chapters:

2016     Marcus, Alan P. Introduction.  In Navigating Autobiographies. Transnational Geographers in the United States.  A. P. Marcus (Ed.), pp. xi-xxi. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

2016    ____. Navigating My Autobiogeography: From Brazil to Baltimore. In Navigating Autobiographies. Transnational Geographers in the United States. A.P. Marcus (Ed.), pp.1-18.  Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

2013     ___. Global moves from and to Brazil.  In Careers without Borders: Critical Perspectives, pp.93-106.  Y. Baruch and C. Reis (Eds.). Oxford, UK: Routledge.

2011     ___. Racial Self-identification among Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S. and Returnees in Brazil.  In Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America (Second Edition), pp. 197-209.  J. Frazier, E.Tettey-Fio, and N. Henry (Eds.). NY: SUNY press.

2011      ___. Transnational Rio de Janeiro: (Re)Visiting Geographical Experiences. In Growing Up Transnational: Identity and Kinship in a Global Era, pp. 21-35.  May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl (Eds.). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Books:

Marcus, Alan P. (Ed.) 2016. Navigating Autobiographies. Transnational Geographers in the United States.  Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

___. 2011   Towards Rethinking Brazil: A Thematic and Regional Approach. NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 Book Reviews:

 2019    (Forthcoming). Brazil Reader. Journal of Latin American Geography.

2017     Race on the Move. Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race, by Tiffany Joseph. Luso-Brazilian Review 54 (2) (Winter), 8-9.

2016     Transnational Religious Spaces Faith and the Brazilian Migration Experience, by Olivia Sheringham. Portuguese Studies 32(1): 109-110.

2014    Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés from the Land of Soccer and Samba, by Maxine Margolis The 
Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin-American History 70 (4):750-752.

2012    New Immigrants, New Land.  A Study of Brazilians in Massachusetts, by
Ana Cristina Braga Martes. 2011.  Latino Studies 10(3):420-422

2012     A Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida’s New Destinations,” edited by Philip J. Williams, Timothy J. Steigenga, and Manuel A. Vasquez (Rutgers University Press, 2009).  Journal of American Ethnic History, 31(4):102-104.

2009    The “Other” Latinos.  Edited by José Luis Falconi and José Antonio Mazzotti.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies, Harvard University Press, 2007.  Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 14 (1): 244-246.

 Awards:

 2018 -- Lord Baltimore Fellowship awarded by the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore

2018-19 -- Towson University Diversity Fellowship awarded by the Office of the Provost, Towson University.

2017 -- Grant Award by Towson University College of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Grant. “Confederados in Brazil”.

2016 -- Travel Grant Award by Towson University College of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Grant.

2013 -- National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) supported grant, guest talk, “The Great Migration”, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi (July 7).

2012 -- National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) supported grant, guest talk, “The Great Migration”, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi (July 14).

2011 -- Recipient of Towson University Faculty Fellowship, 2011-2013: Towards a     
Geography of the Blues: Approaches to Understanding the Cultural Landscapes of
the Mississippi Delta.