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This profile was last updated on 5/7/12  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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Employment History

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  • Masters of Geography
    University of Massachusetts
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Alan P
www.blueshighway.org, 7 May 2012 [cached]
Alan P. Marcus
Alan P. Marcus is an assistant professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University, (Maryland, USA). He received his B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, minor in philosophy, at Northeastern University, Boston, and a M.Sc. and PhD. At the Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research on Brazilian transnational migration processes and Brazilian geography has been published in various U.S. and Brazilian academic journals and book-chapters, and more recently he co-wrote a piece about his experience trip in the Mississippi Delta published in "Perspectives". He has been interviewed and quoted in the Boston Globe, MetroWest News, and on various television and radio programs about migration processes and, more recently about the geography of the blues. He received two awards for best national Ph.D. paper in Ethnic Geography and best national paper in Cultural Geography by the Association of American Geographers in 2008. He developed a new course at Towson University, called the "Geography of the Blues and Rock and Roll: The Mississippi Delta and its Transatlantic Connections" - and has been interested in the blues and rock and roll since a young teenager. He worked with the first Blues Festival ever held in Brazil in 1989, and got a chance to personally meet for the first time, blues legends such as Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Albert Collins, and Magic Slim. Since then, he has continued his interest in music and to appreciate the blues, except now at the capacity of a geographer - looking at place and spatial processes.
For Alan Marcus, a ...
www.metrowestdailynews.com, 21 July 2009 [cached]
For Alan Marcus, a Towson University professor in Maryland who studies Brazilian immigration to the United States and its effects both here and in Brazil, the new numbers are revealing.
"It's a reflection of Brazilians not seeking the United States," said Marcus who has visited Framingham often in his studies.
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Still, that doesn't mean Brazilians are not trying to come here illegally, said Marcus.
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It's a remarkable turnaround, said Marcus, given the fact only a few years before Brazilians had been among the fastest-growing unauthorized populations in the nation.
Brazil - Brasil - BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Cruelty to People and Animals - Brazilian Behavior - April 2004
www.brazzil.com, 1 April 2004 [cached]
Alan P. Marcus
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Alan P. Marcus is a Brazilian living in the USA.He has written other articles on race and ethnicity for Brazzil magazine.
The Daily Collegian - A piece of Brazil comes to UMass
www.dailycollegian.com, 26 Mar 2004 [cached]
Dinner will be served between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. After dinner, Alan P. Marcus, a University of Massachusetts professor in the department of Geosciences and Geography, will give a lecture titled "Brazilians in Massachusetts: The Complexities of a non-Spanish-speaking Latin American population."
Written by Alan P. ...
brazzil.com, 19 Sept 2011 [cached]
Written by Alan P. Marcus
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In the past I had also conducted fieldwork research in Brazil, and have published a few academic articles on Brazil and Brazilian migration processes, so I thought that I could also use some examples from that project (Marcus 2009a, 2009b, 2010, 2011a, 2011b).
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In this case, representations of Latin America, all too often, do not include a deeper perspective on Brazilian complexities outside of the Brazilian Amazon (Marcus 2011a).
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Marcus, Alan P. 2011a Rethinking Brazil's Place within Latin Americanist Geography. Journal of Latin American Geography 10(1): 129- 147.
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Alan P. Marcus, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Planning, 8000 York Road, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, U.S.A.
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