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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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.