Mark Andrew Brandon

Ph.D. candidate Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
M.A. Kansas State University, USA
B.A. Cedarville College, USA

Mark A. Brandon has taught at UNYP since 2004, and he was the recipient of UNYP’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in European history at Cedarville College in 1992 and a master’s degree in early modern European history at Kansas State University in 1994. Although his earlier specialization was the religious beliefs of the Czech nobility in the sixteenth century, he today focuses on American cultural history in the first half of the twentieth history. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Univerzita J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, where he teaches American Cultural Studies. Throughout his career he has taught at several colleges and universities in the United States and the Czech Republic. He was born in the United States but has lived near Prague for most of his adult life.

He is currently a doctoral candidate at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and is completing a dissertation dealing with the history of anthropology and the construction of race in twentieth-century America. With the support of Ludwig-Maximilians University, Brandon has recently conducted primary research at the Anthropological Archives of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has published several scholarly articles and conference proceedings about topics in Czech and American history. 

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